Doncaster hospital warning after five new coronavirus admissions in one day

Hospital bosses in Doncaster have issued a warning after five new coronavirus patients were admitted in one day.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 11:19 am

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Doncaster Royal Infirmary, announced yesterday afternoon that five positive Covid-19 patients had been admitted.

Bosses have pressed home the message for local people to continue to follow government guidelines to keep admissions low.

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There have been five new coronavirus admissions to Doncaster hospitals

A spokesman said: “A more mixed picture to bring you all today - in the past 24 hours we have admitted a further five patients who have tested positive for Covid-19, our largest rise in a single day for a little while.

"At the same time however and on a positive note, we have safely discharged a further three individuals, meaning we are currently caring for ten patients with the disease – eight at DRI and two at Bassetlaw Hospital.

“As has been outlined by the Government, cases within the community are rising, so it is important we all continue in our efforts of hands, face and space.

"Our position is still very manageable, and our winter preparations are in place, so please keep up the good work locally. We depend upon your support to protect those most vulnerable amongst us.”

Doncaster still has the lowest infection rate across South Yorkshire, but like in many other parts of the country, numbers have been rising over recent weeks.

More than 250 people have died in Doncaster from coronavirus, while more than double that number have been successfully treated and allowed home.