Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Grimsby and Scunthorpe

Two schools hit by Covid-19

Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Grimsby and Scunthorpe

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust have now confirmed cases of coronavirus in Grimsby and Scunthorpe.

They have stated that an undisclosed number of patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus or covid-19, and are now being treated at hospitals in Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, and at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

The exact number of cases at each hospital site has not yet been confirmed.

This follows annonymous reports by senior members of NHS staff regarding cases at both sites.

Dr Kate Wood, Medical Director at the Trust, said:

“We can confirm that we are currently caring for patients who have tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.

They are being very safely cared for by our highly skilled teams and all of the appropriate protection measures are in place.

We would like to thank our staff for working tirelessly to ensure we are prepared to care for patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as all our other patients.

Patient confidentiality is our top priority and we will not be providing a running commentary on those patients affected, who we wish a very speedy recovery.”

Thus far, 64,621 people have been tested in the UK.

Of this figure, 61,352 were confirmed negative and 3,269 were confirmed positive.

144 have died. However, health services in the UK are no longer testing people in the community, and so these figures are thought to be inaccurate. Global deaths have now surpassed 10,000.

As of today, schools across the UK are set to close until further notice. Most local governments have indicated that they do not expect schools to reopen properly until at least the end of the summer. This has meant that GCSE and A-level exams have had to be cancelled.

More than 65,000 retired doctors and nurses in the UK have been asked to return to work in the NHS.

And the chancellor is set to announce a wage subsidy package to try to protect the millions of jobs which have been compromised by the crisis.


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