More coronavirus patients in Liverpool hospitals now than peak of first wave

Hospitals in Liverpool are now treating more coronavirus patients than they did in the peak of the first wave, a hospital trust director has said.

Dr Tristan Cope, who is medical director at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust, tweeted today: ‘Sadly we are now treating more patients in hospital with Covid-19 than we did in April at the peak of the first wave and numbers continue to rise. So important that people in Liverpool and the Liverpool City regions adhere to social distancing restrictions.

‘Treating so many covid patients in addition to usual acute and emergency care of patients with non-covid conditions puts a huge strain on [hospital] staff. Thank you to all our staff for their incredible hard work and dedication in dealing with this very difficult situation.

‘We can all help reduce that pressure by doing the right thing and taking some very simple measures: washing our hands frequently, keeping our distance from others from outside our household and wearing face coverings in indoor settings.’

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