Two patients, one male aged 88 at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital and one female aged 96 at Loughborough Hospital, who had tested positive for Covid-19 have died. Both patients had underlying health conditions.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trusts runs community hospitals across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust said: “We have shared our deep condolences with their families and our thoughts remain with them and the many other families who have lost loved ones during  this distressing time.”