Two more people in Tameside die after contracting coronavirus

Two more people from Tameside have died after contracting coronavirus.

In an update late yesterday, the local NHS Trust confirmed the borough's death toll is now four after two more people passed away at Tameside Hospital.

A spokesperson for the Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “Sadly, we can confirm that four patients who were being cared for at our Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

“Three men, two in their 80s and one in his 60s and one woman in her 60s, had underlying health conditions.

“All families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

In total, there have been 27 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the borough.

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