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Date: 29 August 2014

Time: 21:13

Novel coronavirus patient dies at QEHB

Story posted/last updated: 15 April 2014

A patient being treated for novel coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has died.

The patient passed away on Sunday morning in the hospital’s critical care unit. The hospital extends its sympathies to the family.

The patient was already an outpatient at QEHB, undergoing treatment for a long-term, complex unrelated health condition. The patient was immuno-compromised and is believed to have contracted the virus from a relative who is being treated for the condition in a Manchester hospital.

QEHB is working closely with the Health Protection Agency (HPA) which is currently following up other household members and contacts of this case.

QEHB does not intend to hold a press conference or make any of its experts available for interview at this time.

All further media enquiries should be made to the HPA. The HPA Press Office can be contacted via:

Tel: 0208 327 7901
Tel: 0208 200 4400 (out-of-hours)

For more information visit the HPA’s novel coronavirus and Q&A webpages.

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