Gateshead Health Trust cares for 74 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Gateshead Health Trust was caring for 74 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

Gateshead Health Trust was caring for 74 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 October 26 was down from 75 on the same day the previous week.

There were 37 beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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    Across England there were 9,131 people in hospital with Covid as of October 26, with 222 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 30% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 39%.

    The figures also show that 33 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust in the week to October 24. This was down from 46 in the previous seven days.