Coronavirus recovery numbers above 200 at Norfolk hospitals as N&N send 93 patients home

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Pic: Nick Butcher.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Pic: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Nearly 100 patients have recovered from coronavirus following treatment at Norfolk’s largest hospital.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital confirmed 93 people who were being treated for Covid-19 have been discharged as of Tuesday.

It is a significant rise from April 9, when 39 people had recovered.

Read more: More than 80 coronavirus patients discharged from Norfolk hospitalThe news from the hospital means 229 people have recovered from the virus across all three of the county’s hospitals, including 84 at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston and 52 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn.

In a tweet posted on Monday morning, the Gorleston hospital said: “In the midst of very sad news about those that have died, we are seeing some positives with 84 Covid-19 positive patients being discharged from our hospital as they no longer need acute care.”

Read more: Survivor’s message of hope after nine days in intensive care fighting coronavirusAt the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, which has 500-beds, one patient who was being treated in its intensive care unit was discharged.

Read more: ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ - Norfolk hospital sends home first ICU coronavirus survivorThe hospital said: “We sent our first intensive care unit patient home today fit and well. Just proves there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

On Tuesday, a further nine deaths brought the number of people in hospital who have died after testing positive for the virus to 126, of whom 47 have been at the NNUH, 41 at the QEH and 38 at JPUH.

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