Harrogate hospital announces it has no Covid patients for first time since August
The team at Harrogate District Hospital has revealed some positive news - it currently has no inpatients being treated for Covid-19.
Yesterday, May 24, was the first day to record zero patients at the hospital with the virus for the first time since August 28 last year.
A post on the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) Facebook page reads: "Thank you to our hospital-based colleagues for their immense efforts throughout the past year and a bit. An incredible effort.
"Our colleagues in our community services also continue to work hard, going to people's homes, running clinics, providing virtual support and ensuring care is still provided. They're superstars too.
"And thank you to our local communities for following guidance, making sacrifices, being understanding and doing your bit. Especially if you've had the vaccine.
"We are likely to see spikes in Covid-positive admissions as lockdown continues to ease, but it’s a real positive to see that 0 today."
The hospital has faced a number of challenges over the last year and regularly had around 68 Covid inpatients at the peak of the second wave in mid-February.
However HDFT says it has regularly only had between one and two patients who tested positive for Covid-19 over the last few weeks, before dropping to zero yesterday.
A Covid-related death has not been recorded at the hospital in the last six weeks and 179 people who tested positive have died there since the beginning of the pandemic.