A spokesperson for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust said: “It is with sadness that we confirm the death of an inpatient who was receiving care at Melton Hospital and had tested positive for Covid-19.

“The man, who was in his eighties and had underlying health conditions, died on Tuesday 5 May.

“His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”


  • The trust will not be giving out any further information on this patient.
  • The media are asked to respect the wishes of the family, and the interests of staff at Melton Hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.