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Forest school pupil recovers after being hospitalised with Covid-19

The youngster is a pupil at Forest Park School in Totton (Photo: Google)
The youngster is a pupil at Forest Park School in Totton (Photo: Google)

A TOTTON school pupil who was hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus has recovered.

The youngster was treated in hospital but responded “well” to treatment and is now believed to be self-isolating at home, according to a message posted by Forest Park School on its Facebook page.

The school, which provides education for pupils aged 2-19 with moderate to profound learning difficulties, is currently open only for the children of key workers.

Parents were informed about the youngster having Covid-19 in a message posted last week which read: “Feeling thankful. At times like this we really appreciate the NHS.

“We have a pupil in hospital with Covid-19 who is now responding well. Everyone at Forest Park sends their very best wishes to the whole family.”

The incident was confirmed by Hampshire County Council, which is the public health and education authority.

A spokesperson told the A&T: “The school has informed us the pupil had been self-isolating at home for some time due to having an underlying illness before testing positively for Covid-19.

“The school has confirmed that it has followed Public Health England advice throughout.

“The school remains open for a small number of pupils, in line with the government steer to continue support for children of key workers and vulnerable children.”

As of yesterday (Monday) there were 921 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Hampshire County Council area and 115 in the BCP Council area, according to Public Health England.

Nationally there was a total of 51,608 cases and 5,373 deaths. Yesterday there was recorded 3,802 new cases and 439 deaths.

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