The Department of Health confirms 1,140 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,140 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK.

Ten patients who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the death toll in the UK to 21, NHS England said.

NHS England issued statements on behalf of nine hospital trusts regarding the 10 new patients who have died and had tested positive for Covid-19:

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A Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust spokesperson said:

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"Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at Wycombe Hospital has died. The patient was in his late 70s, was admitted with underlying health conditions and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

"The family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. We will not be commenting further and ask that everybody respects the family's privacy."

A Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust spokesperson said:

"Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at City Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

"The patient, was in his mid 80s and had underlying health conditions.

"His family have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

A Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust spokesperson said:

"Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at New Cross Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

"The patient, was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions.

"His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.

"The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services."

A University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust spokesperson said:

"Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

"The patient, was in his 80s. It was later confirmed he had tested positive for COVID-19.

"His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.

"The Trust is continuing to follow all of the appropriate infection control guidance to provide safe and effective care to our patients. Patients with appointments should still attend as normal unless they have a new and continuous cough or a temperature."

A spokesperson from Barts Health NHS Trust said:

"Sadly, we can confirm that two people being cared for at Barts Health NHS Trust who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

"Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

Statement from Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:

"We can confirm that, sadly, a patient in his nineties who tested positive for Covid-19 has died at St George's Hospital. He had been extremely unwell, with significant other health conditions.

"The thoughts of staff at St George's are with the patient's family at this difficult time. We would also ask that the family's privacy is respected."

A North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust spokesperson said:

"Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at North Middlesex University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

"The patient was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions.

"His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

Dame Jacqueline Docherty, Chief Executive, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust said:

"We can confirm that sadly a patient being treated for COVID-19 has died at Northwick Park Hospital.

"The man in his sixties had underlying health conditions. Our thoughts are with the patient's family at this difficult and distressing time and we ask that the family's privacy is respected".

Countess of Chester Hospital Chief Executive, Dr Susan Gilby, said:

"Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at The Countess of Chester Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

"The patient was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions.

"His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

All 10 people revealed on Saturday as having died after testing positive for Covid-19 were "in the at-risk groups", chief medical officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, said.

Prof Whitty said: "I understand this increase in the number of deaths linked to Covid-19 will be a cause for concern for many. The public should know every measure we are taking is seeking to save lives and protect the most vulnerable.

"Every single one of us has a role to play in achieving this. If you have a new continuous cough or high temperature, please stay at home for seven days. I also encourage everyone to be washing their hands for 20 seconds regularly.

"I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends who have received this difficult news. I ask that their privacy is respected at this time."