Health Secretary Matt Hancock (C) and Chief Medical Officer for England, Chris Whitty (3L) arrive at the Cabinet Office in central London on March 9, 2020, ahead of an emergency COBRA meeting into UK's developing coronavirus COVID-19 situation (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

A fourth person in the UK has died from coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday in a statement to parliament.

“Here in the UK, as of this morning, there were 319 confirmed cases, very sadly this now includes four confirmed deaths,” Hancock said.

A separate statement from England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty said the latest death was a patient in their seventies who had underlying health conditions and was believed to have contracted the virus in Britain. The patient died at a hospital in central England.


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