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Covid: Nottinghamshire hospital admissions up 55% in a week as public urged to get vaccinated

Health bosses are urging unvaccinated people to grab a jab at a walk-in clinic over the weekend as hospital admissions continue to increase.

Latest figures show 107 beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients in Nottinghamshire’s hospitals on 20 July with many of those admitted being unvaccinated or with only one dose.

Amanda Sullivan, accountable officer for the Notts CCG, said: “We are seeing a significant number of people who are severely ill in hospital.

“The number of people in hospital is half than wave one, but it is continuing to rise and we won’t see the peak until a number of weeks yet.

“This is putting significant pressure on the hospitals – and the ambulance service and 101.

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“The vast majority are unvaccinated, which are the majority, or had one dose.”

All vaccination sites across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are offering walk-in appointments for first and second doses.

Second doses will be available for those who had their first dose 56 days (8 weeks) ago. The public can see the latest opening times on the website or alternatively can book an appointment online or by calling 119.

Hospitals

  • 82 admissions relating to Covid-19 in the seven days to 18 July, which compares to 54 in the previous 7 day period
  • 107 beds occupied by Covid+ patients on 20 July, this compares to 69 on 13 July
  • Of those 107 beds, 16% (19 beds) were mechanically ventilated
  • In the week from 15-21 July there were 5 deaths, which compares to 4 in the previous week

 

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