Gateshead Health Trust cares for 75 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Gateshead Health Trust was caring for 75 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Gateshead Health Trust was caring for 75 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 October 19 was in line with 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 quadrupled in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 16.

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    Across England there were 10,387 people in hospital with Covid as of October 19, with 206 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has more than doubled in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 42%.

    The figures also show that 46 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust in the week to October 17. This was up from 44 in the previous seven days.