A second person has died of coronavirus in the UK, the health secretary has confirmed.
The man, described by Matt Hancock as “somebody who was older and had underlying health conditions”, is believed to have died at a hospital in Milton Keynes.
Mr Hancock passed on his condolences to the man’s family, adding the NHS is “working around the clock to keep people safe” to “delay the impact” of any potential epidemic in the UK.
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