A man wearing protective face mask walks through Waterloo station in London REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A sixth person has died from coronavirus in the United Kingdom, health authorities said on Tuesday.

“Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at Watford General Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died,” a West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust spokesman said.

“The patient, who died in the evening of Monday March 9, was in his early 80s and had underlying health conditions,” the spokesman said.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has risen to 373, up from 319 the day before.


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