University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust cares for 72 Covid-19 patients in hospital

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust was caring for 72 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

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

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust was caring for 72 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 September 14 was up from 62 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 29 in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 43.

Across England there were 6,344 people in hospital with Covid as of September 14, with 888 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 17% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 8%.

The figures also show that 61 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in the week to September 12. This was up from 48 in the previous seven days.