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Captain Sir Tom Moore admitted to hospital with Coronavirus

Captain Sir Tom Moore has been admitted to Beford Hospital with Coronavirus, his daughter has said via Twitter.

Captain Sir Tom Moore has been admitted to hospital with Coronavirus, his daughter has said via Twitter. 100-year-old Captain Tom, who raised more than £32 million for the NHS during the first lockdown, was admitted to Bedford Hospital over the weekend after requiring help with his breathing. And his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore also revealed that her father had been treated for pneumonia over the past few weeks and has now tested positive for Covid-19. A spokeswoman for the family said Captain Sir Tom had not yet received his Covid-19 vaccination due to the fact that he was taking medication for pneumonia, and is not currently in intensive care. https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1355937035362697217 In her statement, Ms Ingram-Moore also praised the work of Bedford Hospital staff and hopes her father will return home as soon as possible:

"The medical care he has received in the last few weeks has been remarkable and we know that the wonderful staff at Bedford Hospital will do all they can to make him comfortable and hopefully return home as soon as possible. "We understand that everyone will be wishing him well. We are of course focusing on my father and will update you when we are able to."
Sir Captain Tom Moore rose to fame last year when he completed 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday to raise money for the NHS. He managed to raise a staggering £32.8 million and was knighted by the Queen in July. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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