Higan, eight patients died from coronavirus

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A number of patients brought to the Wigan infirmary with symptoms of Covid-19 have succumbed to the disease Copyright: jpimedia

As the virus invades the nation and the world, the NHS England keeps a cumulative total of cases and deaths, both in the UK and locally.

And the figures show that the first three deaths in the borough all occurred on Sunday. Another death occurred on Tuesday and four other patients lost their lives on Wednesday.

Among these was a 73-year-old man who crashed into nurse Lucy Duncan’s car as she returned home from work last week and was cared for for hours on end. arrival of paramedics and after transfer to hospital.

So far, there have been 91 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the borough, but as there are so few tests going on at the moment and most people feeling sick are advised to self isolate and not see a doctor unless their condition worsens, it is assumed that the actual infection rate is much higher.

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The national number of cases currently stands at 33,718 cases, of which 2,921 have unfortunately been fatal.

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