Two more covid deaths at Harrogate District Hospital


Feb 22, 2021

Two more patients who tested positive for covid have died at Harrogate District Hospital.

According to NHS England figures, the deaths occurred on Friday and on February 5.

It takes the death toll at the hospital to 155.

Another 17 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Harrogate district today.

According to Public Health England figures, it takes the total case number since March to 7,195.

The district’s seven-day covid rate has fallen to 95 per 100,000 people.

Elsewhere, the rate for North Yorkshire stands at 84 and the England average is 119.

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It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his roadmap out of lockdown to MPs today.

A reopening of schools on March 8, care home visits and gatherings outdoors between two households by the end of next month are included in the plan.

Meanwhile, the legal restrictions on social contact could be lifted by June 21.

Mr Johnson said the government was looking to relax restrictions “cautiously”.

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