Zero Covid patients at Doncaster hospitals as more than 3,300 treated during pandemic
Doncaster hospital chiefs have revealed there continue to be no patients in the town being treated for coronavirus.
In its latest update issued last night, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said there were no Covid-19 patients at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Worksop’s Bassetlaw Hospital or Montagu Hospital in Mexborough.
However, yesterday, NHS figures showed there had been a slight rise in the number of infections in Doncaster, with cases of the Indian variant on the up in the area. However, none of these needed hospitalisation.
Last week, the Trust reported that the number of patients it was treating had risen from one to four in the space of a few days, sparking fears of another increase, but earlier this week, hospital chiefs revealed that the figure had dropped to zero.
A spokesman said: “How long this will last, we really can't say, but given that we've been in this position since the beginning of the week, we are simply enjoying the moment.
"For your part, please stay safe and sensible, and put your arm forward when called for a COVID-19 vaccine.
“Since this pandemic began, colleagues have cared for more than 3,300 patients with this illness. We don't want it to climb any further!
"We know this pandemic is not over, however, if we all continue to play our part, we can ensure it will not be prolonged any longer than it needs to be.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been more than 800 coronavirus deaths in Doncaster.