NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid patients are down & the floor is yours in Durham
Coronavirus hospitalisations are down in Newcastle and the floor is yours in Durham as PCC invites questions at accountability meeting.
The number of Covid patients being treated at Newcastle’s hospitals has dropped noticeably. The number of patients reached as high as 85 inJuly, but has dropped to around 50. Cases of coronavirus are now on the decline.
The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust also confirmed that, while some staff are still self-isolating, the number of employees forced to stay at home as a result of the ‘pingdemic’ has also reduced.
A spokesperson said: “While the overall numbers of Covid patients we are treating has started to go down, we are still admitting patients into hospital on a daily basis and across the trust we remain very busy with high levels of patients requiring urgent or emergency care.”
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