A senior doctor at Royal Liverpool Hospital said staff were “ hanging by a thread ” as Covid-19 patients continued to rush through the doors.
Government figures show that there are 9077 Covid-19 patients In a hospital in England on Sunday, up from 7,225 last week, while 802 were in ventilated beds, up from 662 last week.
A total of 1,109 patients have been confirmed Covid-19 They were admitted to hospitals in England on Friday, the most recent number available, compared to 997 the week before.
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In the seven days until October 25, Liverpool had it The incidence rate was 475.5 cases per 100,000 residents, down from 585.1 the previous week.
Liverpool Director of Public Health Matt Ashton said: ‘It may seem like everything has been bleak lately, but these latest numbers give us a glimmer of optimism.
“Seeing a decrease in infection rates indicates that we are on the right path. Nevertheless, it is important to be realistic and know that overcoming this virus will take time and effort.
“We just need to remember to follow the directions and if you have symptoms then get tested and self-isolate if prompted.”
But while rates are now dropping in all six local authorities that make up the Liverpool city area: Halton, Noesley, Liverpool, St. Helens and Sifton Whirlpool, inpatients are on the rise.
According to the BBC, The University of Liverpool Hospitals Fund, which also manages Aintree and Broadgreen Hospitals, has 463 Covid patients, 73 more than the peak of 390 in early April.
Dr Oliver Zozan, Medical Director at Royal Liverpool Hospital, said Fergus Walsh : “We are hanging by a thread.
“People are right to say that this is stress that occurs every winter, but this time is much worse. This is winter plus plus.”
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Dr. Zouzan added, “If you do not listen to us, and if you do not adhere to these restrictions, you will harm your friends.”
“You will harm your family and neighbors, and you may harm yourself.”
Likewise, fellow medical director Dr. Tristan Cope told the BBC: “We are very close to the limits of what Liverpool hospitals can handle in terms of patient numbers, in particular – without the need to postpone more of those urgent surgical procedures.”