A train has been delayed after an elderly patient died on the journey from Birmingham and Oxford to London.
A spokesman for the Department of Health said the patient died at the station after being transported on the train to Birmingham.
The train, which stopped at Leeds station, was scheduled to leave Birmingham at 9.30am and take the patient to Oxford at 12.30pm.
The NHS has said the train is still being investigated by the rail police.
The Department of Transport said there was an accident involving a train between Birmingham and Sheffield on Wednesday morning.
There were no immediate reports of any serious injuries.
Birmingham is the only major city in the UK where trains are used to transport elderly patients to hospitals.
The Government has pledged to increase funding to the rail industry and it has been accused of overpaying hospitals.
There has been a spate of rail accidents this year.
In September, a train derailed in Cornwall, killing a man and seriously injuring a woman.
The government has been criticised for not putting an end to this trend.
A train is seen derailed at the Chelmsford/Bradford station in Essex, September 18, 2017.
The first patient to die of COVID-19 in Britain was a woman in Liverpool, who died in September.
The Ministry of Defence is investigating.
The UK has had more than 20,000 deaths from COVID and the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health on Friday showed that there are now more than 3,300 people being cared for in intensive care units in England.
The latest figures for England showed that of those 3,000, 5,500 are patients who are being cared at hospitals.
It was reported that some NHS trusts are charging the NHS more than £100,000 for a care package that includes air ambulance services and a transport ambulance.
NHS trusts across England are struggling to cope with the massive demand.
It has been reported that in Leeds, there were 3,600 beds in a care unit and that there were 1,000 beds available for patients with serious injuries and that more than 30,000 people had been sent home from hospitals.