South Warwickshire Trust cares for eight Covid-19 patients in hospital

South Warwickshire Trust was caring for eight coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

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

South Warwickshire Trust was caring for eight coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on November 23 was up from four on the same day the previous week.

There were 27 beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

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    Across England there were 4,600 people in hospital with Covid as of November 23, with 117 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 50% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 47%.

    The figures also show that nine new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust in the week to November 21. This was up from eight in the previous seven days.