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A woman with underlying health conditions has become the first person in the UK to die after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Royal Berkshire NHS Trust said the patient, understood to be in her 70s, had been in and out of hospital for non-coronavirus reasons.

She was admitted and tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.

It comes as the number of UK people diagnosed with the virus reached 116, a rise of more than 30 in 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the prime minister's official spokesman said it was "highly likely the virus is going to spread in a significant way".

KijManhas
27 days ago
What do you think of this?
KijManhas
KijManhas
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27 days ago

May God bless and protect you all my heart is deeply sad today there are 79 more patients I hope and pray for their speedy recovery.

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kevlfc
kevlfc26 days ago

#2 now

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KijManhas
KijManhas
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26 days ago

Just seen in news it's truly sad 200 people got effected so far. I wish they come up with some meds now.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-51784498

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davidstockport
davidstockport26 days ago

KijManhas Because this is a fairly new virus, it will probably be about 18 months before there's the remotest chance of a vaccine being developed. The rate it is escalating (by multiplication) there could be thousands infected inside a week or two.

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davidstockport
davidstockport22 days ago

I've been trying to get this point across, he came back from Italy, his close family are now in self isolation, but what about all the other people he came into contact with between his return from Italy and the "almost accidental" detection of his condition?

The way I see it we could be just a few weeks behind Italy. I hope I'm wrong.

Incidentally the hospital he died in was where my father and mother died, more recently a nephew died and where my late wife was found dead on arrival, and yet details of who he was or where he lived are kept secret, so not giving anyone in the vicinity of where he lived, who perhaps knew him, and had any contact with him to get checked out. So there could be hundreds, if not thousands, of "carriers" near where I live.

I don't want to be alarmist, but in the words of Private Frazer (Dad's army) and Homer Simpson:

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Ann1984
Ann198421 days ago

davidstockport firstly sorry for your lose I agree that these people that have died would have been in contact with thousands. I do believe that there is a lot more people diagnosed then they saying. They should also mention the post code of where these people are so others can know if yeah I been there or in contact. Plus I did read that apparently 45 percent of people don't even know they have it as show no symptoms.

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davidstockport
davidstockport21 days ago

Ann1984 None of the losses were recent - but thanks all the same. I am in the high risk category for four reasons, so have not been as complacent as many seem to be.

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greatdeals121
greatdeals12124 days ago

Unfortunately I think 4 people have now died from the Corona virus

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Ann1984
Ann198424 days ago

greatdeals121 fifth person today

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc23 days ago

There's probably a number of them in London, Birmingham, Manchester, etc, but unreported.

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davidstockport
davidstockport23 days ago

I think it's more likely to be "undetected" as opposed to unreported. My own feeling is that those detected (and reported) are just the tip of the iceberg. There could already be thousands who are already incubating the disease who show no signs yet.

To get a true picture, it might be necessary to test perhaps 1,000 people who show no sign or have no known contact with known victims and see what that reveals, (That's just my opinion - there are no plans, that I know of, to do it).

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

Unreported deaths?!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc23 days ago

Meant undetected than unreported. Dennab

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

PhilipMarc Are you telling me that in modern British hospitals, there will be some deaths that are not recognised as being caused by this coronavirus even though they are? I may be wrong here but assuming cause of death reports are very much focussed on checking whether it is coronavirus during this time.

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

Everybody who has died had an underlying health condition. Sadly their immune systems would not have been able to cope with various viruses, not just the coronavirus which happens to be the one that got them.

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TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

Dennab I'm really not looking forward to catching it with my asthma and COPD ☚ī¸.

Never mind, I've got enough pasta to eat before I go and enough toilet roll to wipe my bum 😀

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc23 days ago

The virus is technologically advanced so I wouldn't trust what the officials and media are saying about it. There was a perfectly healthy young Chinese doctor and even he died too.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs23 days ago

TheChimp this is what makes me most cross about stockpiling. People like yourself and the elderly are far more likely to need to self isolate for longer I would think but if you lived round here you would be struggling to buy shopping as it's being bought in trolley loads by people who should know better. I hope you stay well. COPD is bad enough on its own.

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

PhilipMarc Everybody who has died in the UK so far has been elderley with existing conditions. My point is a lot of this is scaremongering. People are panicking and stockpiling because of it.

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TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

Janhrrs You are very kind 👍

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold23 days ago

Dennab Scaremongering at its finest.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc23 days ago

The scaremongering is being done by the media, they're treating it like we're upon a zombie outbreak. 😆 Dennab

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

PhilipMarc It's a combination of that and chinese whispers through social media. The latter is becoming a bigger problem. Even this website is an example of how one person can say something and people will blindly believe it.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc23 days ago

I saw on the news how shelves in U.K. supermarkets were empty and that made me laugh. Also, I couldn't help chuckle at "wash your hands".

Uh, really? We're taught to wash our hands since childhood. Dennab

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

PhilipMarc I'm one of those weird people who actually washed my hands before being told to by a journalist. Call me a rebel.

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Getsome
Getsome23 days ago

Going to be alot alot more

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

...and here we have an example of scaremongering spreading faster than the virus itself Glitterandgold.

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Getsome
Getsome23 days ago

Dennab No fact there will be a lot more than 1

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold23 days ago

Dennab I wonder how many deaths we'll have caused by stress

due to the hysteria & panicking people are experiencing 😉😆.

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

Getsome No **** Sherlock. There have been six. Italy are two weeks ahead with a higher proportion of over 65s and they are still in the hundreds with deaths. That's from a population of 60 million. 0.01% of Italy have died. 0.01%. Stop fuelling panic.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold23 days ago

Dennab To put it in even more perspective again. There is roughly 7.7 BILLION people globally, so far just over 4.000 deaths globally to the virus, However over 65.000 have recovered.

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Getsome
Getsome22 days ago

Hows that fuelling panic? Anyway what medical professional are you to say its not more serious?

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

Getsome Just let me know how a comment like "going to be a lot more" is going to have anything other than a negative affect on people. It's a pointless response. Of course more people will die. You may as well say "it will rain within the next two months".

I am basing my comments on statistics, facts and actual information I have taken the time to read instead of dipping into headlines like you probably have and then jumped on the internet to scare people.

People like yourself are the reason others go out and buy 100 toilet rolls. That is why I responded to you. It doesn't take a 'medical professional' or even somebody particularly intelligent to figure that out.

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Getsome
Getsome21 days ago

So what medical professional are you to determine that this is not a serious illness? Countries are shutting down, places are closing. You are the type to tell everyone its fine but you will have more stock than anyone else.

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Dennab
Dennab21 days ago

Getsome I know people in the places that have "shut down". I think that gives me a little insight. They are still allowed to use shops. This is not a zombie apocalypse. 0.01% of Italy have died. I'm not responding to you any longer because my points have been made.

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dholly39
dholly3923 days ago

its terrible, but i think the main part is that she had an underlying illness... its been known for the virus to be deadly to people with poor health. i did read a news article the other day basically saying how they are showing the negative not the positive... i.e hoe many people are being cured by the virus. dont get me wrong i see the seriousness of this but i think people need to be mindful.

like stop bulk buying hand sanitisers, elderly, young ill health people do need them a whole lot more by the looks of things

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KijManhas
KijManhas
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23 days ago

They are the second coronavirus patient to be announced dead on Monday. Both were in their 70s with underlying health problems.

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KijManhas
KijManhas
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23 days ago

Unfortunately death numbers are going up I woke up with this news alter on my screen 👇

A fifth person in the UK has died after contracting the coronavirus, an NHS Trust has said.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-uk-death-toll-today-latest-outbreak-symptoms-map-covid-19-a9388936.html

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

Two suggestions:

  1. If you think you have this virus, do not go within breathing distance of elderly people.
  2. Stop panicking.
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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold23 days ago

Just like with any illness then 😂

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

Glitterandgold Correct!!

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Ann1984
Ann198423 days ago

Number 6 now again elderly

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greatdeals121
greatdeals12122 days ago

The Corona virus is getting worser as this day in the UK has been the worst as a lot more cases have been confirmed

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KijManhas
KijManhas
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22 days ago

I read in news today its spreading fast in kids but more deadly for elderly people, young people are likely to be saved

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Ann1984
Ann198421 days ago

The one that had not travelled is my area and one was a police officer how many people had he been in contact with

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WindowShopper
WindowShopper22 days ago

Two more people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to eight.

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KijManhas
KijManhas
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18 days ago

Coronavirus: UK sees largest rise in deaths in a day - total now 35

The Department of Health announce 14 more patients have died - all in England - after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-35-deaths-in-uk-a-rise-of-14-in-a-day-11957935

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WindowShopper
WindowShopper16 days ago

A further 14 people have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus in England, bringing the UK's total to 71.

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