The number of Covid-positive patients at Hull’s hospitals has doubled in a week.

Latest NHS figures, up until July 27, shows there are now 52 patients in either Hull Royal Infirmary or Castle Hill Hospital with Covid-19.

That has more than doubled from July 20 when there were 24 patients with the virus. Thankfully, the number of seriously ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation remains low with four in intensive care.

Read more:Hull Covid rates finally starting to fall for the first time in weeks

While cases are starting to fall once more after rising sharply over the last few weeks, there is usually a lag of a couple of weeks before we start to see the impact on hospital admissions and deaths.

That impact has now started to hit hospitals and now the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is urging anyone who has not been vaccinated to get jabbed.

A spokeswoman for the trust said: “The number of patients in our hospitals with Covid-19 has risen notably in the past week.

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Inside Hull's intensive care unit battling to save Covid-19 patients
Inside Hull's intensive care unit battling to save Covid-19 patients

“This is to be expected as local community infection rates continue to rise and we are managing those patients accordingly across our purpose-built Covid wards.”

The trust says the low numbers of seriously ill patients shows why getting the vaccine is so important.

The spokeswoman said: “The Covid-19 vaccination programme appears to have been effective in reducing the severity of people’s illness, however, as the number of patients requiring intensive care remains low.

“We would encourage anyone who’s eligible and who hasn’t already done so to book in for their Covid jabs straight away, or to call in to one of the local drop-in sessions taking place over the coming days.

“It should be remembered that while the vaccine will afford you the best possible protection against coronavirus, it’s important to continue taking other precautions too such as washing hands regularly, social distancing and opening windows to let fresh air circulate.

“For the protection of all our staff, patients and visitors, it remains essential to wear a face covering while inside any of our hospital buildings.”

Here are the latest ways you can get vaccinated in Hull:

  • Wednesdays, 9am – 6pm – Alf Marshall Centre, Bransholme – Pfizer – first and second doses.
  • July 31, 8.30am -12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm – MKM Stadium (formerly KCOM Stadium), Pfizer and AstraZeneca available, first and second doses.
  • July 31, 1pm-5pm – Orchard 2000 Pharmacy, 480 Hall Road, Hull. Pfizer first and second doses only
  • August 2, 4pm – 8pm – Kingswood Surgery, Pfizer first and second doses
  • August 4-6, 9am – 5pm – Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre, Beverley Road, Pfizer and AstraZeneca first and second doses

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