An LPT spokesperson said: “Sadly we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at the Evington Centre, Leicester, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

“The patient, who died on Friday, 01 May, was in her nineties and had underlying health conditions.

“Her 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 the Evington Centre to avoid any disruption to operational services.