Salisbury hospital: Latest on Covid deaths and patients

Medics at Salisbury District Hospital are continuing to care for a small number of Covid patients.

As a result of lockdown measures and the prevalence of the virus in the community falling day by day, the number of admissions related to coronavirus has been slowing down.

The number of positive patients on the Odstock site has been fluctuating recently but figures remain very low.

As of today (March 31), three patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 are being treated at the hospital – that’s down from a peak of 188 in January.

Thanks to the successful rollout of the vaccine, deaths have also been decreasing.

In the past two weeks, two patients passed away having contracted the virus, bringing the total death toll since the pandemic began to 211. 

The latest fatalities are a woman in her 80s and a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.

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