Number of Doncaster Covid hospital patients drops again

The number of people in hospital in Doncaster with coronavirus has dropped again, health bosses have said.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 7:56 am

Bosses at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said in its weekly update on Doncaster’s Covid situation that the number of patients was now just above fifty.

A spokesman said: “Once again, we have seen a decline in the number of patients with COVID-19, with the overall figure standing at 54, at the time of writing.

“Taken by hospital site, this is 38 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, 11 at Bassetlaw Hospital (Worksop) and five at Mexborough’s Montagu Hospital. Of these patients, nine require critical care, and the age range is between 31 and 94.

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The number of Doncaster Covid hospital patients has dropped again.
The number of Doncaster Covid hospital patients has dropped again.

“Our team continue to do a great job, while our communities continue to support local efforts to minimise infection rates, as well as put their arm forward when called to get the vaccine.

"There are reasons to be optimistic at the moment, and this is why it is more important than ever that we observe hands, face and space, adhere to guidance, and do our best to ensure we don’t see another local spike in activity.

“The roadmap is clear, and we all know what we need to do to ensure restrictions are eased and we can regain a sense of normality. Keep doing what you’re doing and let’s make sure we don’t fall at the final hurdle.”

There have been nearly 750 deaths from coronavirus in Doncaster, while more than 2,000 people have been treated and successfully discharged from hospital.