20 July 2024

There have been three more COVID-19 deaths at Salisbury District Hospital

Salisbury District Hospital has confirmed the death of three patients who had tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson said, “Sadly, we can confirm that three patients who had been cared for at Salisbury District Hospital and had tested positive for COVID-19 have died.

“One patient in his 70s died on Friday 25th February. A second patient, who was in his 70s, died on Saturday 26th February. A third patient, in his 80s, died today 28th February. All three patients had underlying health conditions.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with her family and loved ones at this very difficult and distressing time.”

253 patients in total have now passed away.

The hospital says they are still experiencing a high number of COVID-19 positive patients, with 48 COVID-19 positive patients currently being treated at the hospital.

“We would ask the public to remain cautious and to take appropriate precautions to avoid transmission. Although the government has lifted restrictions, the hospital’s COVID-19 measures remain in place until further notice.

“We remind visitors to the hospital that they must wear a face mask when in the hospital and have a negative lateral flow test before entering the buildings. They should not visit if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.

“In addition, with the current levels of COVID-19 still in our community, people should take up the invitation for a COVID-19 vaccine when offered. It is never too late to get a first vaccine.”

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty