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The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the last 24 hours;

It's been announced that a 460-bed Nightingale hospital which will take patients from our area as well as across the North East is being built in an industrial unit bigger than a football pitch;

...and local people have been urged not to put electrical items in wheelie bins after fire broke out in a bin wagon yesterday.

 

The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the last 24 hours.

According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there are currently 139 confirmed cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.

That's up from 128 cases yesterday.

There are currently 235 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, a figure which has again risen sharply, up from 213 yesterday.

 

It's been announced that a 460-bed Nightingale hospital which will take patients from our area as well as across the North East is being built in an industrial unit bigger than a football pitch.

Work has been carried out to convert the site, which is close to the Nissan plant on Wearside, into a hospital which will take coronavirus patients if units in the region cannot cope with demand.

The site is close to the A19 and will be divided into 16 wards.

It is being fitted out with help from the Army.

Once completed, the hospital will be able to care for 460 patients, and will have the capacity to support patients who require ventilation, should that be required.

Work is well under way on equipping the building and it is expected to receive the first patients in around a fortnight.

 

Local people have been urged not to put electrical items in wheelie bins after fire broke out in a bin wagon yesterday.

Three Cleveland Fire Brigade engines were sent to the fire in Guisborough after it broke out at around 8.30am yesterday, in a bin wagon which had been collecting rubbish around the Glaisdale Road area.

The rubbish was immediately dumped into the road to stop its spread, and firefighters quickly attended.

Neighbours said that initially it was thought it might have been a discarded disposable barbecue that started the fire.

However Redcar & Cleveland Council later said it's understood that discarded electrical devices were the cause.


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