科維德:南安普頓醫院老闆重新引入口罩

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科維德:南安普頓醫院老闆重新引入口罩

在一個城市的醫院裡,病人、工作人員和訪客必須再次戴上口罩,以應對最近激增的科威德病例。

南安普敦大學醫院表示,在社區中的病毒急劇上升之後,需要採取這一措施。

它說口罩必須在 "我們醫院的所有區域 "佩戴,以保護工作人員和病人。

該醫院說,目前有92名住院病人感染了這種病毒。

該醫院在一份聲明中說。"病例的激增也在影響我們的員工,有大量的員工因為與Covid-19有關的疾病而缺席。

"我們還被迫關閉了醫院的19個床位,使床位無法使用,因為我們與傳染病人接觸。"

國家統計局(ONS)的最新數據顯示,英國各地的Covid感染率正在再次上升。

據估計,有230萬人或每30人中就有一人感染這種病毒--比前一周增加了32%。

這種上升是由Omicron的兩個新的快速傳播亞變體--稱為BA.4和BA.5--所驅動的。

即使人們以前得過科維德,也可能被感染,但接種疫苗有助於防止嚴重疾病。

醫院老闆補充說:"我們繼續看到整個醫院的需求達到了前所未有的水平,我們的急診科繼續比以往更加繁忙。

醫院的所有入口處都有口罩。我們還敦促人們儘可能地自己去赴約。

只有那些在醫學上被豁免的人不需要在醫院佩戴面罩。


Patients, staff and visitors must wear face masks again at a city's hospital to counter the latest surge in Covid cases.

University Hospital Southampton said the measure was needed following a sharp rise of the virus in the community.

It said masks must be worn "throughout all areas of our hospital" to protect staff and patients.

The hospital said it currently has 92 inpatients with the virus.

In a statement the hospital said: "The spike in cases is also affecting our staff, with a significant number of absence due to Covid-19 related illness.

"We have also been forced to close 19 hospital bays, putting beds out of action, because of contact with infectious patients."

Covid infections are rising again across the UK, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

An estimated 2.3 million people or one in 30 has the virus - a rise of 32% on the week before.

The rise is being driven by two new fast-spreading subvariants of Omicron - called BA.4 and BA.5.

People can be infected even if they've had Covid before, but jabs are helping to protect against serious illness.

Hospital bosses added: "We are continuing to see unprecedented levels of demand across our hospital and our emergency department continues to be busier than ever."

Masks are available at all hospital entrances. People are also being urged to attend appointments on their own, wherever possible.

Only those who are medically exempt do not need to wear a face covering at the hospital.

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