Number of Covid patients in Bassetlaw Hospital increases
The number of people being treated in Bassetlaw Hospital for Coronavirus has increased, health chiefs have said.
In its weekly update on the Covid-19 situation, Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust said, that it was currently caring for 32 people with the virus – with only one in critical care.
The number of patients in Bassetlaw Hospital has increased from nine last week to 15.
A spokesman said: "Our hospitals are caring for 32 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is 14 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, 15 at Bassetlaw Hospital and just three at Montagu Hospital.
"The age range is between 25 and 93, and, thankfully, only one of these require critical care and we wish them the very best.
“These numbers represent fantastic progress, and are some of the lowest we have seen since October 2020 - long may this trend continue.
“As we saw in the latter part of 2020, we know how quickly things can change, so please keep doing what you're doing - observe hands, face and space and keep supporting us in keeping local transmission low. If we do that, we will get back to normality.”
The latest rolling seven-day rate show Bassetlaw’s Covid infection rate is 111.5 cases per 100,000 people – the highest in Nottinghamshre. The national average is 58.3.
He could not attribute the high rate to anywhere specific, but he was seeing a mix of transmission in households, workplaces and on some occasions where people are socialising outside of their working environment.
He urged people to continue with existing measures, get tested if they have symptoms, and have twice weekly tests if they work outside their home.