Number of discharged Doncaster hospital Covid patients set to reach 2,000
The number of patients successfully discharged from Doncaster hospitals after being treated for coronavirus is set to pass 2,000 this week, health chiefs have said.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust announced the good news – and also revealed that the current number of patients receiving treatement for Covid-19 at its hospitals has dipped below 100 again.
A spokesman said: “It is looking likely that this week we will discharge our 2,000th COVID positive patient since this all began in March 2020.
"As our total inpatient number for this illness remains near to 100, let’s start February the right way and continue to tip the scale against this horrid pandemic.
“We dipped below 100 COVID-19 inpatients again today - keep doing your bit and we'll keep doing ours and together we'll ensure that COVID-19 remains an unwelcome guest in our towns.
"It's been a hard start to 2021, but your efforts are helping us get back on the track to normality in the long-run. Keep it up and stay strong.”
There have been 667 deaths in Doncaster since the start of the pandemic.
The figure covers fatalities in Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital at Worksop and Mexborough Montagu Hospital.
More than 20,000 people in the town have now received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine with a total of 70,000 set to be jabbed by mid-February.
Yesterday, Dr Rupert Suckling, the town’s Director of Public Health said infection rates in the town were dropping, but at a 'fairly slow rate’ and urged people to keep following lockdown restrictions.