Second person feared dead in UK from coronavirus

MILTON, KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 9: Coaches carrying British nationals that landed at RAF Brize Norton on the final evacuation flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan, following a Coronavirus outbreak, arrive at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre on February 9, 2020 in Milton Keynes, England. The evacuees will remain at Kents Hill Park in quarantine for 14 days amid fears of the contagious coronavirus. British citizens who arrived from Wuhan on two previous repatriation flights from Wuhan are quarantined at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral. Coronavirus started in Wuhan in the Hubei Province of China and has spread to two dozen countries worldwide with three confirmed cases in the UK. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
The patient was being treated at Milton Keynes hospital (Picture: Getty)

A second British citizen is feared to have died from coronavirus in a Buckinghamshire hospital.

The unnamed patient is understood to have been a man in his 80s, who died at Milton Keynes hospital. It is understood he had underlying health conditions.

Doctors are awaiting official test results to confirm if it was a case of Covid-19, according to the Milton Keynes Citizen.

Fellow patients on his ward and medical staff who treated him have been isolated this morning, as a deep clean was carried out.

Officials are now trying to trace anybody who may have had contact with him in the days before his death.

Services were said to be operating as normal at the hospital.

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