TWO more patients have died at Salisbury District Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

A woman in her 90s and another woman in her 80s died over the weekend, the hospital has confirmed.

Both had underlying health conditions.

In a statement it said: "Sadly, we can confirm that a further two patients who had been cared for at Salisbury District Hospital and had tested positive for Covid-19 have sadly died. 227 patients in total have now passed away within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.

"One woman in her nineties died on Saturday 23rd October. Another woman in her eighties died on Sunday 24th October. Both patients had underlying health conditions.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the patients’ family and loved ones at this very difficult and distressing time."

The hospital also said it is currently caring for 19 in-patients who have tested positive for Covid-19.

The statement added: "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.”

On Thursday October 21, a patient in her 80s who had underlying health conditions died at Salisbury District Hospital.

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