Updated: Feb 8
7th February 2021
UK COVID Deaths – Daily 373 / 7-Day average 901
Total UK COVID Deaths within 28 days – 111,465
Total UK Deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate – 112,660 (up to 22nd Jan)
James Cook Hospital – Total COVID deaths – 547
No medical update today as Nicky and I are enjoying another rare weekend off together. Within the space of two weeks it has been my son’s birthday, my birthday and now, my younger daughter’s birthday. Even I am beginning to realise that it may be possible to have too much cake!
The reason I am writing is to shamelessly promote a charity fundraising event that our Intensive Care Unit is taking part in. A group made up of nurses, doctors, physios, ward clerks and other ICU staff is raising money for Tearfund, a charity that is helping the world’s poorest nations cope with the impact of the pandemic.
They are working in teams to perform a virtual stair-climb challenge. The target is for each team to mimic climbing to a height of 5.8km, the same height as Mount Kilimanjaro.
You can donate to their JustGiving page by clicking here:
Many thanks for your support.