Number of Covid-19 patients in Doncaster hospitals jumps to 111

The number of people being treated in Doncaster’s hospitals for Covid-19 has now reached 111, health bosses have said.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 1:32 pm

In a daily update issued late yesterday, chiefs at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust said that the numbers have shot up from just ten a month ago.

A statement said: “In the past 24 hours, we have admitted an additional 15 patients who have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing our overall total to 111.

"That's 90 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, seven at Bassetlaw and 14 at Montagu Hospital. Seven of these patients require intensive care.

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“For comparison, on 18 September we were caring for just 10 patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 - in just one month we have seen a substantial increase.

“Please continue to support our NHS heroes, remember hands, face and space and please adhere to Government guidelines. We're in for a challenging winter, but we will get through it with your help.

“Thank you, continue to protect the vulnerable amongst us and help us flatten the curve - and remember, sunshine follows thunder.”

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been more than 240 deaths from coronavirus in Doncaster’s hospitals, with more than 500 patients treated and successfully allowed home to continue their recovery.

The actual number of deaths in Doncaster is thought to be far higher however, when deaths in care homes and the community are taken into consideration.

Last week, Dr Rupert Suckling, the town’s Director of Public Health said it was likely to be ‘sooner rather than later’ that Doncaster would be put into Tier 3 restrictions unless people follow the rules.