70 further covid cases as hospital postpones surgeries


Last updated Jan 12, 2021

A further 70 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Harrogate district today, as hospital bosses postpone some non-emergency surgeries to deal with the increase in covid patients.

It takes the total amount of cases since the start of the pandemic to 5,549.

The district’s seven-day case rate stands at 426 people per 100,000. The county average is 401 and the national rate is 609.

All three figures are down on yesterday.

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One further death from a patient who tested positive for coronavirus has been confirmed today at Harrogate District Hospital.

It takes the total number of deaths since March to 116.

According to NHS England data, the death was reported on January 10.

Earlier today, the hospital announced it is to postpone some elective surgeries to deal with the rising number of coronavirus patients.

The number of coronavirus patients in the hospital has more than doubled from 19 to 46 in the past week.


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