A TEESSIDE doctor has spoken about the tragic death of a 'young Covid patient'.

Dr Richard Cree works in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Dr Cree has blogged about his experiences of working on an ICU during the pandemic on his website nomoresurgeons.com.

In a blog post published yesterday he said: "It saddens me to report that our young Covid patient did not survive. The improvement that we had seen turned out to be short-lived and, despite our best efforts, his condition began to worsen.

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"His death has upset all of us who looked after him and our thoughts are with his family."

In his blog Dr Cree reports that the total deaths from Covid in James Cook Hospital is 730.

All Covid cases within South Tees Hospitals Trust is 142.

There are currently seven people James Cook Critical Care with three people being ventilated.

Non-Covid cases in critical care stand at 50 with 24 people being ventilated.

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