Two Devon hospitals currently have no Covid patients

Two of Devon’s four hospitals currently have no patients who have been admitted following a positive Covid-19 test.

As of Tuesday morning (April 6), there were 14 patients across the county in hospital after a positive test, down on the 19 as of the previous Tuesday – the lowest number since the start of October.

Both North Devon District Hospital and Torbay Hospital had no patients inside their walls beds following a positive Covid-19 test – the former for the second Tuesday running, while the latter for the first time since October 5.

Derriford Hospital in Plymouth has three patients (the same as last week) while the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital had 11 patients (down on 13 last week).

In Cornwall, there were seven patients in hospital – the same as last week – with five patients in Royal Cornwall Hospitals and two in Cornish Partnership Trust hospitals.

And the number of patients in mechanical ventilation beds across the two counties is down as well to just one, from four last week, with only one patient at the RDE.

The figures show the amount of patients in hospital following a positive COVID-19 test who are currently occupying a bed.

But not every patient would necessarily have been admitted to hospital due to COVID-19, with a number of patients either contracting the virus inside the hospital, or being admitted for unrelated reasons but subsequently testing positive asymptotically when given routine tests.

Devon Live – Devon News