Captain Sir Tom Moore has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. His daughter, Hannah, shared the news saying that he has suffered with pneumonia over the past few weeks and last week also tested positive for coronavirus. The 100-year-old, who raised over £32 million pounds for our NHS, was admitted to Bedford Hospital in Bedfordshire today after requiring help with his breathing. He is currently not in intensive care, his family added.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, ‘My thoughts are very much with Captain Tom Moore and his family. You’ve inspired the whole nation, and I know we are all wishing you a full recovery.’
The family statement announcing Captain’s Tom’s illness was posted on his Twitter page and read: ‘I wanted to update everybody that today (Sunday 31 January) my father was admitted to hospital. Over the last few weeks he was being treated for pneumonia and last week tested positive for Covid-19.
‘He was at home with us until today when he needed additional help with his breathing. He is being treated in a ward although he is not in ICU. The medical care he has received in the last few weeks has been remarkable and we know that the wonderful staff at Bedford Hospital will do all they can to make him comfortable and hopefully return home as soon as possible.
‘We understand that everyone will be wishing him well. We are of course focussing on my father and will update you when we are able to.’