A man in his late-fifties with underlying health conditions, who was being treated at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and had tested positive for Covid-19, has died.
At least 22 people have now died after contracting the virus.
In a statement, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust said: “Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and had tested positive for Covid-19, has died.
“The patient who died was in his late-fifties and had underlying health conditions.
“The family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. We will not be commenting further and ask that everybody respects the family’s privacy.”
The man was a resident of North Somerset. Councillor Don Davies, leader of North Somerset Council, said: “We are so sorry to hear this news and our heartfelt condolences are with the family and all who knew him as they come to terms with their loss.
“I understand that the family have requested privacy at this difficult time and I ask that everyone respects their wishes.
“I am sure the news will be met with sadness in the wider community and it is important that everyone remains calm and follows the latest national advice on the steps needed to reduce the spread of infection.”
Matt Lenny, director of public health at North Somerset Council, said: “We are working with health colleagues to do everything we can to stop the virus spreading and ensure the people of North Somerset are protected.
“Everyone has a role to play in reducing the risk of infection.”