Four more patients have died after testing positive for Covid-19 at Romford’s Queen’s Hospital.

The number of people who have died from the coronavirus rose by 29 people today (Thursday, March 3).

Of those 29 people, four were patients receiving treatment at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way.

Tony Chambers, interim chief executive at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital’s Trust, said: “We can confirm that four elderly patients, who tested positive for COVID-19 have sadly died at Queen’s Hospital.

“The patients had been very unwell with significant other health conditions.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the patients’ families at what is undoubtedly a very distressing time.

“We ask that their privacy is respected.”

A statement from NHS England said: “A further 29 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 128.

“Patients were aged between 47 and 96 years old and had underlying health conditions.

“Their families have been informed.”

The total number of people to have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK now stands at 137.