West Suffolk Hospital treating another patient with coronavirus - taking total to two
West Suffolk Hospital is treating another person with coronavirus - taking the total number of patients to two.
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust confirmed the new case on its website this afternoon after announcing its first case yesterday.
It said: "We are currently treating two patients with confirmed COVID-19, or coronavirus, at West Suffolk Hospital.
"Every infection prevention precaution is being taken and staff caring for these patients are trained and equipped to do so safely."
Dr Nick Jenkins, the trust's medical director, said: “Everyone has a role to play in helping to prevent the spread of infection.
"Please help by following the public health advice.
“To protect yourself, please be scrupulous with your hygiene and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and use and then bin tissues if you cough or sneeze. Thorough hand washing will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“Patients who need to attend for urgent or emergency care should still come to hospital, as should patients with appointments unless contacted and told otherwise.”
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