Gateshead Health Trust was caring for 27 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 December 28 was up from 22 on the same day the previous week.
The number of beds at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by three in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 30.
Across England there were 9,546 people in hospital with Covid as of December 28, with 758 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.
The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally increased by 56% in the last four weeks, however the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 6%.
The figures also show that 26 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust in the week to December 26. This was up from 24 in the previous seven days.