The number of patients with COVID-19 at hospital in Herefordshire has risen to ten, an increase on six patients last week. Latest data from NHS England also shows that two patients are requiring mechanical ventilation. The data released by NHS England shows patient numbers at Wye Valley NHS Trust on 3rd August

The rise follows a significant increase in cases locally at the start of July, however there will be hopes that the numbers in hospital won’t rise much further with cases across the county falling rapidly over the past couple of weeks.

Despite the increase in hospital numbers with COVID-19, the situation is far brighter than earlier this year, when in mid January, over 100 patients were being treated for COVID-19 at Hereford County Hospital, with a number of wards closed due to outbreaks of the virus. The hospital also had to double its intensive care capacity to cope with the huge number of patients that were being admitted at the time.

The good news this time round is the vaccination programme is much more advanced, with 86.7% of adults in Herefordshire having received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 73.4% of adults in the county have now received both doses.


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