Covid-19 patients with underlying health conditions ‘do recover’ from coronavirus
A spokesperson for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) said the hospitals have seen vulnerable patients recover after contracting the virus.
‘A number of patients we have treated in hospital recently who tested positive and had underlying health conditions recovered well enough after receiving the appropriate care to be discharged home and that is a really important message to share,’ they said in a statement.
The news came as the trust announced it is investing £2 million in critical care equipment to help handle the coronavirus crisis while also having to cancel some appointments to prioritise urgent cases.
The trust, which runs four hospitals in Southampton, also said on Wednesday that it is beginning trials on an inhaled drug which might prevent worsening of symptoms in at-risk patients.