As the number of confirmed deaths from the Coronavirus across the country rose to 422,four more deaths have been recorded in Manchester.
Two of the fatalities occurred at the Pennine Acute Trust and another two have died at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
The total number of fatalities across Greater Manchester now stands at twenty seven.
Meanwhile the death of Chloe Middleton, a healthy 21-year-old from Buckinghamshire has prompted warnings that the illness was not something that young people could shrug off.
Emily Mistry, an aunt, said on social media that her niece had no health complications that would have made her more vulnerable.
According to this morning’s Daily Telegraph, a family ly from East Sussex may have been Britain’s first coronavirus victims, catching the virus in mid-January after visiting an Austrian ski resort which is now under investigation for allegedly covering up the early outbreak.
If confirmed with official tests, it would mean the outbreak in Britain started more than a month earlier than currently thought