Coronavirus UK Updates: Liverpool hospital trust now treating ‘more Covid-19 patients than in first wave’

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Coronavirus UK live news: Infection rates continuing to rise - Powis
Coronavirus UK live news: Infection rates continuing to rise - Powis

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust is now treating more patients with coronavirus than it was at the peak of the first wave, the trust’s medical director has said.

“Sadly we are now treating more patients in hospital with Covid-19 LivHospitals than we did in April at the peak of the first wave and numbers continue to rise,” Dr Tristan Cope wrote on Twitter.

“So important that people in Liverpool and LivCityRegion adhere to social distancing restrictions.

“Treating so many Covid patients in addition to usual acute and emergency care of patients with non-Covid conditions puts a huge strain on LivHospitals staff.”

He added: “We can all help reduce that pressure by doing the right thing and taking some very simple measures: washing our hands frequently, keeping our distance from others from outside our household and wearing face coverings in indoor settings.”

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