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

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

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 December 14 was up from 41 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 50.

Across England there were 6,720 people in hospital with Covid as of December 14, with 150 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 34% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has ​increased by 23%​.

The figures also show that 15 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust in the week to December 12. This was up from eight in the previous seven days.