First Death in UK
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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".
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