Coronavirus crisis: ULHT hospital Covid-19 patients drop more than a third in a week

  Posted: 07.04.21 at 16:01 by James Mayer, Local Democracy Reporter

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The number of Covid-19 inpatients in ULHT hospitals has dropped more than a third in the past week.

The drop comes as Wednesday marked the third day in a row this week with no coronavirus-related hospital deaths reported at any of the four health trusts in the wider county.

The trusts are United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT), Lincolnshire Community Health Service, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) hospitals.

The trusts have seen no change in the number of coronavirus-related deaths on April 7, which currently stands at 1,300 since the pandemic started.

Hospital patient numbers have also dropped this week.

At ULHT, there are currently 12 patients in hospital with coronavirus, down from 19 this time last week – a 36% drop.

Patients with Covid at NLaG

In NLaG, 17 patients are currently in hospitals with coronavirus as of this morning, down from 23 last Wednesday – a fall of 26%.

Currently, 11 people are in hospital with the virus at Scunthorpe, five at Grimsby and one at Goole, with no patients in the intensive care units (ICU).

This is down from 15 at Scunthorpe and eight at Grimsby hospital last Wednesday, with one patient in ICU at Grimsby. Last week saw no hospital admissions with coronavirus in Goole.

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