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The impact of the wave of Delta Covid cases from Somerset on hospital admissions Bath City News

Covid cases are rising rapidly in Somerset and are reaching the same levels they were during the strict January lockdown.

But although the county is in the throes of a third wave, hospitalizations have not seen a sharp increase despite the exponential rise in cases.

Currently, in the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, there are only two patients being treated for coronavirus in the latest data published on the government website.

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The last time many cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Somerset, the NHS was at breaking point with a record number of hospital patients.

As of January 21, when daily case levels were at their highest, 149 patients were being treated for coronavirus within the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, up from just two patients now.

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The last time the NHS Trust registered more than three patients for the coronavirus was on April 4, over three months ago.

This is a sign that the pressure has been removed from our NHS service, although the South Western Ambulance Trust is currently experiencing a “significant increase in demand” following the easing of restrictions on coronaviruses.

There has also not been a single patient on a mechanical ventilation bed since March 19 in the NHS Trust, indicating the effectiveness of the vaccination program.

However, sadly in the past 24 hours, one more person in Somerset has died with Covid as 253 new cases have been confirmed in the region.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-07 11:28:22

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