Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has extended his condolences to the family of two patients who have passed away in Craigavon Hospital and a third who was recently discharged.
The Upper Bann MLA said:
“This afternoon, we have received the very sad news that two patients have passed away in Craigavon Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.
“A third individual, who had tested positive for the virus and was recently discharged from the hospital, has also died although COVID-19 is not the primary cause of death.
“These deaths are a stark and sobering reminder of the real threat which is posed by COVID-19.
“They are also a vital reminder that we cannot let our guard down.
“The virus is continuing to spread in our communities; it is claiming lives and devastating families.
“It is absolutely crucial that we all continue to follow the public health advice; practice good hand hygiene, ensure social distancing and wear a mask where appropriate.
“I want to extend my condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives at this sad time.”