29 Mar 2020, 2:32 p.m.

Deborah Lee, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“Sadly, we can confirm that four patients who had been cared for at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital died at the hospital yesterday (28.3.20) and tested positive for COVID-19.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with their families at this difficult and distressing time. Out of respect for their privacy we will not be commenting further.”