Dr David Rosser, chief executive at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, said hospital admissions for Covid were growing exponentially The number of coronavirus patients being admitted to hospital in Birmingham is doubling every week, fuelling fears the city could be next to be hit with a local lockdown. Seven people are fighting for their lives in intensive care with the disease and 68 are on wards at the Queen Elizabeth and Heartlands NHS hospitals, according to local reports. And hundreds of people in the city are now testing positive for the virus every week, meaning many could be just days away from needing hospital care. Dr David Rosser, chief executive at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, said hospitals were seeing twice the amount of patients as last week. He warned the virus was on ‘an exponential curve’ in the city and he expects admissions to double again in seven days. Birmingham’s infection rate has now tipped 75 per 100,000 people, after more than 850 people caught the virus in a week. The situation unfolding in England’s second city, which is home to more than a million people, could be what is in store for the rest of the country if the… Read full this story
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