University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust cares for 183 Covid-19 patients in hospital

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust was caring for 183 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.
Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust was caring for 183 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on April 19 was up from 175 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 more than doubled in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 87.

Across England there were 14,607 people in hospital with Covid as of April 19, with 296 of them in mechanical ventilation beds – including three at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 12% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 10%.

The figures also show that 144 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in the week to April 17. This was down from 160 in the previous seven days.