Gateshead Health Trust cares for 48 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Gateshead Health Trust was caring for 48 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.

Gateshead Health Trust was caring for 48 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 30 was up from 45 on the same day the previous week.

There were 71 beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Across England there were 4,964 people in hospital with Covid as of November 30, with 128 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 32% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 27%.

The figures also show that 25 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust in the week to November 28. This was up from 13 in the previous seven days.