A woman in her 80s has died at Salisbury District Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

The hospital confirmed the patient died on Saturday (January 8) and had underlying health conditions.

In a statement, the hospital 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 Saturday January 8.

"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."

In total, 234 patients have passed away at Salisbury District Hospital, within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.

There are currently 18 Covid-19 positive patients being treated at the hospital.

The statement continued: "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. Covid-19 booster vaccinations are also available for those who are eligible.”

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