Coronavirus: 16 confirmed cases now in Dorset

Coronavirus: 16 confirmed cases now in Dorset

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:34am 20th March 2020.

Dorset County Hospital have told Wessex FM they are treating patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.

There are now 16 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Dorset.

7 are in the Dorset Council area and 9 are in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

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Dorset County Hospital have released this statement to Wessex FM:

"We can confirm that patients who have tested positive for coronavirus are being treated in isolation at Dorset County Hospital (DCH). 
 
"There is no risk to other patients, visitors and staff.

"The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. 

"DCH have put measures in place to ensure the safety of patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services continue to be available to the public."

 

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