Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation trust said the man, who had recently returned from a Caribbean cruise, tested positive for coronavirus shortly before his death on Thursday.
"We are, if you like, teetering on the edge, but not there just yet", she said. One patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has died.
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Last week, a British tourist who had been on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined in Japan, became the first United Kingdom citizen to die from the virus.
Meanwhile, two British Airways staff tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and are recovering at home in isolation. More than 21,000 people throughout the country have been tested for coronavirus.
According to worldwide media, Britain has reported 164 cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths till now. The PA news agency understands the staff are baggage handlers.
The number of cases across the United Kingdom has jumped to 163 with 47 new cases confirmed by health authorities Friday.
On Friday, Boris Johnson unveiled an emergency package worth £46million to help the desperate fight to find a vaccine for coronavirus and develop quicker tests for the deadly bug.
Two elderly UK residents have already died from coronavirus
Outlining the idea in the Government's 28-page coronavirus action plan, experts stated: "Health services are less busy in the summer months when flu and other winter bugs are not driving GP consultations and hospital admissions".
"Officials will therefore accelerate work on the delay phase of the Government's plan", the spokesman added.
Sports authorities and broadcasters to meet officials for discussions on United Kingdom coronavirus contingency plans.
It will be hosted by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on Monday morning.
Under new government guidelines to tackle the rise of the coronavirus outbreak, elderly people will be told to stay at home.
Addressing some of the "hurtful comments" the family had since received, it added: "People should perhaps put themselves in our shoes and think how they would feel with some of the hurtful comments that are being made".
"This might include helping older relatives and neighbours to get some food in, so that they would have supplies for a week or so if required, ensuring someone would be available to go shopping for them, or arranging for online delivery if they needed it".
Even once it reaches its peak, coronavirus chaos could last for another six months - infecting millions of people as the United Kingdom is ravaged by the disease.
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As of Monday, there have been more than 89,000 cases of the virus globally, the majority in China, according to a Reuters tally. Numerous cases there involve patients who are residents of the Life Care Center in Kirkland, where there is now an outbreak.