Chesterfield Royal Hospital gives update on coronavirus
Chesterfield Royal Hospital has provided an update about coronavirus.
At around 3.30pm on Friday, there were 34 patients with Covid-19 at the hospital – 11 of whom required intensive care.
Around the same time last week, staff at the Royal were caring for 44 people with the virus – 10 of whom were in intensive care.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital spokesperson Sarah Turner-Saint confirmed the trust had recorded a total of 205 Covid-related deaths since March 23.
She said: “This figure includes patients with a positive swab result and those treated clinically for Covid where it was confirmed by other means – for example, X-ray or post-mortem.
“Our hearts go out to everyone who has lost a loved one during the pandemic.”
According to the latest available data, there were 129 cases of Covid-19 in Chesterfield between November 30 and December 6, down 14 compared with the previous week.
The infection rate for the latest period was 123 cases per 100,000 people. The average area in England had 131.
In North East Derbyshire, there were 103 cases of Covid-19 between November 30 and December 6, down 23 compared with the previous week.
North East Derbyshire had an infection rate of 102 cases per 100,000 people for the latest period.
In Bolsover, there were 137 cases of Covid-19 between November 30 and December 6, down three compared with the previous week.
That area had an infection rate of 170 cases per 100,000 people for the latest period.
Derbyshire is currently under Tier 3 restrictions.
The first review of the tiers is set for Wednesday next week.