Harrogate hospital treating most covid patients since March
Harrogate District Hospital.

There has been an increase in covid patients at Harrogate hospital as the district’s infection rate remains the highest in Yorkshire.

The hospital was treating 18 patients yesterday, compared with 13 last week.

It is the highest total since March 12 when the hospital was recovering from peak pressure.

The Harrogate district today reported another 189 daily covid infections, according to Public Health England figures.

The district’s seven-day average currently stands at 639 cases per 100,000 people and is the highest rate in Yorkshire.

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The North Yorkshire rate is 486 and the England rate is 382.

No further deaths from patients who tested positive for coronavirus have been recorded at Harrogate District Hospital.

Elsewhere, 129,518 people have received a first covid vaccine in the Harrogate district and 121,126 have had a second dose.

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