Two wards at the Royal United Hospital in Bath remain closed to new admissions following a number of outbreaks of the diarrhoea and vomiting bug norovirus last week.
The hospital has appealed to members of the public and their families to help prevent further spread of the norovirus infection by avoiding visiting the hospital.
The RUH is experiencing an increase in the number of patients with norovirus, which is a viral infection that causes diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V).
Increasing numbers of cases in the community have resulted in mainly patients (but some visitors and staff) being affected.
The situation has escalated over the last couple of weeks and five wards were closed to new admissions, although patients on these wards continue to receive full treatment.
In a statement, the hospital said: “Following a review this morning, visiting restrictions are still in place at the RUH.
“We currently have two wards closed. The situation is under daily review and we will notify the public as soon as visiting restrictions are lifted.
“We thank the public for their cooperation and understanding throughout this period.”