University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust cares for 45 Covid-19 patients in hospital

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust was caring for 45 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 45 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 May 24 was down from 52 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 decreased by 72% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 161.

Across England there were 4,639 people in hospital with Covid as of May 24, with 142 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 59% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 49%.

The figures also show that 23 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in the week to May 22. This was down from 44 in the previous seven days.