LISTEN: NHS Fife urges people to stay at home amid two reported coronavirus deaths in Fife

One of the men who died was taken to Kirkcaldy's Victoria Hospital and put on a ventilator

There have reportedly been the first deaths in Fife, because of the coronavirus.

At least two people have passed away in the Kingdom after contracting COVID-19.

The Courier reports emergency services rushed to a Glenrothes property over the weekend after a man, believed to have been in his mid-60s, became ill.

It's understood he was taken to Kirkcaldy's Victoria Hospital and put on a ventilator, before he died.

Meanwhile, test results suggest a male pensioner, understood to be from Cowdenbeath, had the virus, which caused his death on Monday.

He is said to have had underlying health issues.

NHS Fife does not officially confirm or deny any deaths related to the coronavirus, due to patient confidentiality.

Yesterday, the number of COVID-19 cases jumped by more than a third to 40 from 29.

The health board's Medical Director is asking Fifers to stay at home to protect the health of everyone across the Kingdom.

You can hear Dr Chris McKenna's advice here:

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