Salisbury District Hospital has confirmed the death of a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday 21st October, and is encouraging the public to take “appropriate precautions to avoid transmission”.
A spokesperson said, “Sadly, we can confirm that a patient who had been cared for at Salisbury District Hospital and had tested positive for COVID-19 died on Thursday 21st October. The patient was in her 80s and had underlying health conditions.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with the patient’s family and loved ones at this very difficult and distressing time”.
225 patients in total have now passed away at Salisbury District Hospital, within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test. At present, there are 18 COVID-19 positive patients being treated at the hospital.
“We would ask the public to remain cautious and to take appropriate precautions to avoid transmission, such as mask wearing in crowded places and good hand hygiene.
“In addition, people should take up the invitation for a COVID-19 vaccine when offered. It is never too late to get a first vaccine,” the spokesperson added.