Bedford Hospital now treating 12 coronavirus patients

4723
Bedford Hospital entrance

The number of coronavirus patients being treated at Bedford Hospital has risen to 12, it has been confirmed.

The current total of cases in the UK is 11,658 – a number that has doubled in the last three days.

Bracknell Forest and Hartlepool are the local authorities showing the least number of cases (three each), while Birmingham has the highest, with 290 recorded cases.

In a statement, the Bedford Hospital NHS Trust said, “We can confirm that as of 5pm yesterday (26 March) we were treating 12 patients at Bedford Hospital with confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus).”

The public is urged to follow national guidance and stay at home if they have:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or into the hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. However, please use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online. Full Public Health advice including how to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus can be found on the NHS website here.


Contribution Orange new email

Now more than ever, we need your help to fund the Bedford Independent’s quality journalism that serves our community...

We choose to champion editorial independence, meaning we report the facts without bias and can stand up to those in power when we believe it’s needed.

We can give a voice to people in our community whose voices may otherwise not be heard. And we don’t have a paywall, so everyone can read the stories we publish for free.

But in this time of crisis, many news organisations all over the world are facing existential threat, with advertising revenues plummeting. We’re no different.

We work hard every day to bring you news, commentary, entertainment and announcements from across Bedford. We hope that, with your help, we’ll be able to continue this for many years to come.

Will you help sustain our work today by clicking below ? Even a small donation makes a difference for our future.

Thank you for your support.