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Fourth coronavirus patient admitted to Royal Free

NHS chiefs say don't panic there is 'no risk to patients or visitors'

27 February, 2020 — By Tom Foot

Three patients have already been successfully treated and discharged 

A CORONAVIRUS patient is being treated in the Royal Free.

NHS chiefs say there is “no risk to patients or visitors” to the hospital in Pond Street, Hampstead, because the patient is being treated in isolation.

The patient is one of two people diagnosed today (Thursday) after coming back from holidays in Italy and Tenerife, west Africa, said England’s chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty.

Three other patients have been treated successfully at the Royal Free for the flu-like virus and discharged earlier this month.

A Royal Free statement said: “We are treating a new patient for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH).

“This means we have treated a total of four patients, three of whom were discharged on February 15. As the patient is being treated in isolation, there is no risk to any other patients or visitors.

“All of our services remain open as usual, so if you have a hospital appointment please attend as planned.”



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