Zero coronavirus patients in intensive care for first time at England's biggest hospital trust

For the first time since the pandemic started, England's largest hospital trust has had no coronavirus patients in intensive care. (Neil Hall / Pool via AP)
For the first time since the pandemic started, England's largest hospital trust has had no coronavirus patients in intensive care.
Dr. David Rosser, executive director of the NHS Foundation Trust at Birmingham University Hospitals, also said there are signs that infected patients "do not appear to be as sick on average as they are".
Birmingham was England's most affected area for coronavirus cases at 3,334 on Friday. Sheffield is second with 2,648.
Dr. Disclosure Rosser is more positive news after the government also downgraded the coronavirus threat level from four to three on Friday.
However, hundreds of deaths are still registered every day: 173 deaths were announced on Friday.
Dr. Rosser said of his confidence: “At the height of the pandemic, we had about 10 ITU patients per 43 patients we had in hospital.
"So it's interesting that we [currently] have about 40 patients with active COVID in the hospital and none of them need intensive care.
"I don't think we understand or have any insight into what it's about, but it's interesting how current patients don't seem as sick on average as they were.
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"It can only be a coincidence - they are all very small numbers."
He added that "prioritization" at the peak of the outbreak meant that "some rather uncomfortable decisions" had to be made about which services could be offered to whom.
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