Three people have died in Somerset after contracting coronavirus, the BBC reported on Saturday, March 28th.
The patients, all of whom had had underlying health conditions, died in hospital, health bosses said.
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust said: “Sadly, we can confirm that three people being treated at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton who had tested positive for COVID-19 have died.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with their families and friends at this difficult and distressing time.”
The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK reached 1,019 on March 28th, according to NHS England, and more than 17,089 have tested positive for the virus. There were 25 confirmed cases in Somerset, out of a population of 559,399.