On Tuesday June 9, a statement said that 252 patients who had contracted Covid-19 had now been discharged after recovering from the virus.
The hospital shared the news on its Facebook page and received praise from grateful patients and more.
However, a senior nurse from the hospital said that we should not “let our guard down” because the rules for lockout are loosening across the country.
At the time of publication, 123 people unfortunately died from coronavirus at Cambridge University Hospitals.
To date, 22 deaths have been recorded at the Royal Papworth Hospital and 78 others at the facilities of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
Head nurse Lorraine Szeremeta said, “The staff, patients and families have faced a huge challenge with this disease, and we have all suffered a lot of grief and heartache.
“However, we are delighted that each patient on the road to recovery represents another victory in our collective fight against the coronavirus.
“But we must not let our guard down. Everyone can help us save more lives by maintaining social distance, washing our hands regularly and following all the other guidelines to help the nation control this virus, which remains a very real threat to our communities. “
The NHS England publishes daily figures for the number of Covid-19 deaths in hospitals.
Data is disaggregated by region, area and NHS Trust, including community hospitals managed by local trusts.
Revisions or changes may be made to historical data, and this can happen for several reasons, one example being that a death is reported without a positive coronavirus test result, but Covid-19 is recorded on the death certificate plus late.
An NHS Trust may see its total number of Covid-19 deaths increase in a daily update after more deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours. However, this does not mean that these deaths occurred during the 24-hour period, but when they were reported to the NHS.
The data in this story for the total number of deaths in each trust are correct at the time of publication, according to figures released by NHS England.
The news comes again in the form of lockout rules across the country.
On Monday 15 June, non-essential stores will reopen in the UK and people living alone will be allowed to form a “support bubble” with another household.
This means that a grandparent living alone would be allowed to visit their child’s home and their grandchildren or couples living apart would be allowed to spend the night together.
Ministers say the latest easing of the lock will help those who have remained isolated while limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
Earlier this week, Cambridge City Council reminded visitors to city parks and commons to abide by the rules of social distancing.
Cllr Katie Thornburrow, Executive Advisor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, said: “Cambridge is home to many beautiful open spaces and we want people to enjoy them safely.
“Naturally, people will be eager to make the most of the relaxed rules for exercising, meeting family and friends or just enjoying the park.
“However, I urge people to follow the new rules closely. The government has fixed a maximum number of people who can meet and the social distance, the rule of two meters remains very important indeed.
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“We all need to take care of others and do our part to reduce the likelihood of the virus spreading again and that is why we are pushing the #StaySafeCambridge message.
“The last thing anyone wants is another spike in the incidence of coronavirus infections. Staying at least two meters apart, meeting only the maximum number of people and continuing to wash your hands frequently will help us avoid this. “