Leicester's hospitals were almost free of coronavirus before number of Covid-19 patients started rising

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Medics at Leicester’s hospitals were close to discharging the ‘last couple’ of coronavirus patients before cases started to rise again.

The trust, which runs the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Glenfield and General hospitals, has treated thousands of people with the virus since the pandemic started.

Numbers were slowly decreasing and in August, there were 18 patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in city hospital beds.

LeicestershireLive understands that more than 40 patients are currently being treated across the three sites, with some of them requiring intensive care.

This means the number of inpatients is on the up, with the latest figures available, which relate to the week before October 1, showing that there

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