A sixth person has died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus.
The man was in his early 80s and had underlying health conditions, according to the hospital who treated him.
A West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust spokespersons said: “Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at Watford General Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.
“The patient, who died in the evening of Monday March 9th, was in his early 80s and had underlying health conditions.
“His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”