Gateshead Health Trust cares for 45 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Gateshead Health 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.

Gateshead Health 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 June 28 was up from 28 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 more than doubled in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 22.

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    Across England there were 8,120 people in hospital with Covid as of June 28, with 205 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 101% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 72%.

    The figures also show that 36 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust in the week to June 26. This was up from 17 in the previous seven days.