In the most recent NHS update, Lancashire hospitals have recorded no new virus deaths. Wednesday’s update from Dr Jim Gardner brings good news that the number of covid cases are starting to fall in the area. News of foreign holiday destinations opening up will be announced by government next week.
On Wednesday Dr Jim Gardner, our favourite COVID-19, straight-to-the-point Doctor, announced that within the last 48 hours there had been no new cases of the coronavirus in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast hospitals.
Feeling that they are in a much more comfortable position to tackle the virus, with only 7 covid-positive patients, 1 of which is in critical care. Although these are good numbers, Dr Gardner has expressed his anxiety of the possibility of new cases as lockdown restrictions ease; warning the public that we still need to be vigilant and alert, taking responsibility for your own and other people’s health, as the virus is still lingering.
The doctor has implored that people who suffer from illnesses that will be seriously affected by the virus to continue to take cautious measures, wear masks and gloves, keeping at a 2 metre distance and washing/sanitising hands as often as possible.
Total confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Blackpool stand at 682, and Fylde at 283. A total of 982 people in NHS hospitals throughout Lancashire have died after testing positive to Covid-19 during the pandemic.
Certain holidays abroad have been given the green light, with the 14-day isolation requirement post-return to UK being scrapped for a few popular destinations; possibly including trips to France, Spain and Greece – this is to be revised and confirmed along with quarantine measures, by the government next week.
Although visiting countries with a green light, and no isolation requirement; ministers have warned that countries could potentially fall into the unsafe category following any sudden outbreaks – meaning that holidaymakers may have to unexpectedly isolate for 14 days upon return.