Doncaster Royal Infirmary has just five coronavirus patients in its care

Doncaster Royal Infirmary has just five coronavirus patients currently under its care, health chiefs have announced.

By Darren Burke
Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 10:26 am

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Doncaster Royal Infirmary, said that the last COVID-19 patient had been admitted last Thursday.

It said: “At present, we are caring for one Covid-19 patient at Bassetlaw Hospital and five at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

To date, we have cared for 733 inpatients, having safely discharged almost 500 of them.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary has five COVID-19 patients in its care.

"The number of new infections remain mercifully low for the time being, with our last confirmed case coming last Thursday - however, we still need to all do our bit, stay alert, stay sensible, and help to kick the disease out of Doncaster and Bassetlaw.”

The current rate of new cases in the borough is 2.9 per 100,000 people in the seven days to August 14 – down from 4.5 on the previous week.

There have been nine new cases, compared to 14 for the seven days to August 7.

There have been more than 250 deaths from coronavirus in Doncaster since the start of the pandemic.

Last week, Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health in Doncaster, urged people in Doncaster to continue following guidance to keep figures low and said: “Everyone should continue to follow all the safety guidance in place to ensure we slow the spread of COVID-19.

"It’s important to remember to stick to the safety measures in place to ensure we slow the spread of the virus.”