Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS trust reveals number of Covid inpatients and those in intensive care

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The NHS trust running Calderdale Royal Hospital has released figures about the number of patients with coronavirus it is treating.

The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust said it currently has 119 inpatients who have tested positive for Covid-19, 11 of whom are being cared for in our Intensive Care Unit.

Since the start of the pandemic, 212 patients who were being cared for by the Trust and had tested positive for Covid-19, have died.

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The Trust's Medical Director, Dr David Birkenhead said: “These are difficult times for all the families involved and our thoughts are with them."

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The figures come as the country prepares to go into another lockdown on Thursday.

It was announced last week that all areas of West Yorkshire, including Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield, would enter into the very high alert level on Monday.

However following the Boris Johnson's decision to announce a new four week national lockdown from Thursday, it has now been confirmed that Tier 3 restrictions will not be implemented in the county as planned.

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Instead, Tier 2 restrictions will remain in place until the arrival of the national measures on Thursday, November 5.

Calderdale Council's Director of Public Health has aslo spoken about how many people have Covid-19 in the borough and the number of deaths from the virus in October.

Deborah Harkins revealed the details and gave her thoughts on the announcement of the new lockdown restrictions that will come into force on Thursday.

"I know everybody in Calderdale is going to be really disappointed that the government is bringing in new national restrictions especially when people in Calderdale have beenunder restrictions for so long," she said.

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"In Calderdale rates of coronavirus have been increasing really quickly since September in all age groups and in all parts of the borough

"What is a real concern is that rates are increasing faster in people aged 65 and over and thats putting pressure on our local hospital services.

"We also know that sadly during October 12 people who live in Calderdale died from Covid-19.

"Those people were aged between 67 and 93.

"We estimate that one in 40 people in Calderdale have got the virus right now and we also know not everybody that has the virus have symptoms."

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