Martin Barkley, Chief Executive of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said:
“Sadly, we can confirm that two patients who were being cared for at our hospital sites, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. Both of these patients were in their 70s and had significant underlying health conditions.
“Clearly it is a distressing time for the families and our thoughts are with them.
“The Trust is continuing to follow all of the appropriate infection control guidance to provide safe and effective care to our patients.”