Coronavirus: 18 deaths at Chesterfield Royal Hospital as Boris Johnson spends night in intensive care

A total of 18 people have now died at Chesterfield Royal Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 – while in other coronavirus developments, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in intensive care after his condition worsened.

By Michael Broomhead
Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 4:25 pm

Yesterday, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust confirmed it was caring for 75 patients with confirmed cases of Covid-19, 16 of whom are receiving care in a high-dependency or critical care setting.

Latest Government figures show there are now a total of 757 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Derbyshire – 494 in Derbyshire county and 263 in Derby city.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister – who was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Sunday night – was moved to intensive care early last night after being given oxygen earlier in the day.

A statement said that Mr Johnson was still conscious but had been moved to intensive care to be nearer to a ventilator if it was needed.

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