George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust cares for 33 Covid-19 patients in hospital

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust was caring for 33 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.

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust was caring for 33 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 July 5 was up from 16 on the same day the previous week.

There were five beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

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    Across England there were 11,049 people in hospital with Covid as of July 5, with 229 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

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    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has more than doubled in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 97%.

    The figures also show that 40 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in the week to July 3. This was up from 27 in the previous seven days.