Medics WARNING as Manchester students in intensive care

Manchester students are in intensive care due to Coronavirus infections

A number of students who have contracted Covid-19 are being treated for the virus in hospital – and many have needed intensive care.

One medic – who works within Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) – says some of the city’s youngest residents are “getting quite ill”.

He has warned students not to “take it lightly” as coronavirus can affect anyone, even those who are young, fit and healthy.

“Coronavirus can affect all ages, it doesn’t discriminate,” he says.

“In the vast majority of cases people will recover but a small proportion will get very unwell and we are seeing that with both older and younger people.

“More older people are getting unwell but youngsters are not being spared.

“Some youngsters in their early 20s and even 19 year olds are getting quite ill with Covid and some are requiring intensive care and higher levels of care.”

Manchester still has the highest rate in England after several large outbreaks among the student population.

Fallowfield – home to thousands of students – remains the Covid-19 hotspot of England, with 612 confirmed cases in the week ending October 3, according to the latest ONS data.

Hulme and University – where Manchester Metropolitan University’s halls of residence are located – recorded 184 cases during that time.

Earlier this week, Manchester Council said coronavirus is predominantly affecting the city’s student suburbs, where numerous cases have been recorded.

Most of those affected are living in university halls of residence and most are asymptomatic, health chiefs say.


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