COVID-19 Media Statement

COVID-19 Media Statement
15 March 2020

North Manchester General Hospital reports deaths of two patients with COVID-19 at Infectious Diseases Unit

Dr Chris Brookes, Chief Medical Officer for North Manchester General Hospital, said:

“Sadly, we can confirm that two patients being treated for COVID-19 have died in our specialist regional Infectious Diseases unit at North Manchester General Hospital.

“The two patients were elderly and both had underlying health problems. One of the patients was a man in his eighties and the other patient was a women in her seventies.

“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”


  • The Trust, DHSC or NHS England/Improvement will not be giving out any further information about these patients. 
  • The media are asked to respect the interests of staff at the hospital and avoid any disruption to operational services.