Scunthorpe Covid-19 cases steadily rising
We could be bracing for a harsh winter with news that COVID-19 cases in Scunthorpe continue to rise. Just like in Grantham, official reports show that the Covid virus is still a danger to those working and living in the area.
Last week it was reported that the coronavirus claimed its 500th victim in Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospitals.
Sadly, between September 29th and Tuesday 5th October there were four deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Coronavirus.
With the number of cases rising in Scunthorpe and Grimsby, Northern Lincolnshire and Google NHS Foundation asked for people to only visit their A&E departments if it was a real emergency.
Government statistics show that 146 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on Tuesday October 5.
According to official figures, there were 1,200 people with confirmed positive test results, this is an increase of 2.5 per cent compared to the previous seven days.
As of today, there are 15 people in Scunthorpe General Hospital and 15 people in Grimsby Hospital, and a further one person in Google District Hospital with Coronavirus. Two of those patients are in the intensive care unit in Scunthorpe general Hospital.
It is feared that with winter coming, Scunthorpe and Grimsby Hospital are going to struggle with the flu season and the rising cases of COVID.
The Government and local health authority are asking for people to come forward and get vaccinated against COVID.
There are currently 124,593 people in our area who have had been their first dose by the end of Monday October 4. 116,727 have had their second dose.
It is hoped that the booster jab will also help win the battle against the COVID virus. People In our area are now being invited for their booster jab
To keep people safe, more people need to come forward and have their vaccination.