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Covid-19 hospital admissions double and case figures worse than ever

Written by on 12/10/2020

The number of patients being treated for coronavirus at hospitals in Doncaster has doubled in the space of a week.

As of Sunday, October 11, the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were caring for 64 patients with Covid-19.

Six of those are receiving treatment in intensive care.

The same time last week there were just 31 patients being treated for the virus at the hospital.

This means that the figure has more than doubled in the space of a week with the trust saying that they are seeing a sharper increase in admissions than what they saw earlier this year.

In a statement yesterday the Trust said: “Today we have confirmed another eight Covid-19 positive patients at our hospitals.

“This means that we are currently caring for 64 individuals who have this illness, 58 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and six at Bassetlaw Hospital.

“At the time of writing, six patients require intensive care, and we wish them the speediest of recoveries.

“Our admission numbers have more than doubled since last Sunday when we were caring for 31 individuals.

“Colleagues continue to manage our position admirably and with the same determination as they did at the outset of this pandemic, however, at present, we are seeing a sharper increase in admissions than what we saw earlier this year.

“The majority of those within our care are over 70, so please continue to shield the vulnerable, look out for one another and remember hands, face and space.

“As a trust, we may have some challenging weeks ahead, but, looking for positives as we always do, we have an amazing team, supported by an equally amazing community.

“Let’s continue to support one another, stick together and, eventually, we will without a shadow of a doubt give Covid-19 the boot from our towns.”

It comes as Boris Johnson is set to announce tougher restrictions across the country today.

He will announce the new measures in the House of Commons today before. Follow live updates on this rapidly developing story here .