Slight increase in number of coronavirus patients in Doncaster's hospitals

Health chiefs in Doncaster have reported a slight increase in the number of coronavirus patients in Doncaster’s hospitals.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:55 am

In its weekly update on Doncaster’s Covid-19 situation, bosses at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust said the number had risen by two from last week.

A spokesman said: “At the time of writing, we are caring 34 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is a very small increase from last week, and a timely reminder that, while things are looking more optimistic, this illness is still within our communities and as such we should act accordingly.

“The breakdown of this is as follows: 27 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and seven at Bassetlaw. For the first time in quite some time, Montagu Hospital does not currently have any active COVID-19 cases, and long may this continue. Finally, the age range is between 18 and 93.

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The number of coronavirus patients in Doncaster's hospitals has risen slightly.
The number of coronavirus patients in Doncaster's hospitals has risen slightly.

“Keep on doing what you're doing - remember hands, face and space and continue to stick to the relevant guidance. We're hoping for a brighter spring, so let's not fall at the final hurdle.”

Since the start of the pandemic DBTH has cared for 3,197 patients with 2,338 discharged, while nearly 22,000 people have tested positive.

There have been more than 800 deaths within the area’s three hospitals, with more than 820 in the community as a whole, with 126,000 deaths across the UK.

In Doncaster, more than 100,000 people have now received their first Covid vaccine while across the UK, 29 million people have received a jab.