DEVON COVID HOSPITALS LATEST

    The number of patients in hospitals across Devon following a positive Covid-19 test has continued to fall. As of Tuesday morning (March 23), there were 34 patients across the county in hospital after a positive test, down on the 47 as of the previous Tuesday. It is the lowest figure since early October.

    DEVON/PLYMOUTH/TORBAY/CORNWALL: COVID HOSPITALS LATEST

    The number of patients in hospitals across Devon following a positive Covid-19 test has continued to fall.
    As of Tuesday morning (March 23), there were 34 patients across the county in hospital after a positive test, down on the 47 as of the previous Tuesday. It is the lowest figure since early October.
    And in Cornwall, the patients in hospital have also fallen, dropping from 17 last week to 13 as of Tuesday.
    In total there were 21 patients at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (down from 24 as of March 16), 6 at Torbay Hospital (down from 8), 6 in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth (down from 16), and 1 at North Devon District Hospital (up from 0).
    The figure for the Derriford is the lowest number of patients since October 4 when they had just four patients
    And the number of patients in mechanical ventilation beds across the two counties is down as well to 6, from 10 last week, with three in Exeter and three in Plymouth. There are no patients in mechanical ventilation beds in Cornwall.
    The figures show the amount of patients in hospital following a positive COVID-19 test who are currently occupying a bed.
    But not every patient would necessarily have been admitted to hospital due to COVID-19, with a number of patients either contracting the virus inside the hospital, or being admitted for unrelated reasons but subsequently testing positive asymptotically when given routine tests.
     

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