A WOMAN in her eighties has died at Salisbury's hospital after contracting Covid-19.

The victim, who was the only coronavirus-related patient to pass away yesterday, had pre-existing health conditions.

This brings the total number of deaths as a result of the virus at Salisbury District Hospital to 45.

“Sadly a total of 45 patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 have died at Salisbury District Hospital.

"A women in her eighties, with pre-existing health conditions, died on April 26.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”