Winter vomiting bug cases are almost 60% higher than last yearDate: Thu 1st March 2018
Winter vomiting bug cases are almost 60% higher than last year, prompting a health chief to warn the surge is placing unsustainable pressure on hospitals
- In the past week, 5,886 beds were occupied with people battling norovirus
- This is compared to an occupancy of just 3,755 between 13 and 19 February 2017
- Rising norovirus rates are leaving patients waiting on trolleys in corridors
- Ambulances are also being forced to wait outside, which is 'not sustainable'
- People can reduce their risk of infection by practicing good hand hygiene
Cases of the winter vomiting bug are 56 per cent higher than this time last year, new figures reveal.
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