Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Trust cares for four Covid-19 patients in hospital

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Trust was caring for four 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.
Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Trust was caring for four 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 August 24 was down from 10 on the same day the previous week.

There were eight beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

Across England there were 5,911 people in hospital with Covid as of August 24, with 857 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 14% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 16%.

The figures also show that one new Covid patient was admitted to hospital in Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust in the week to August 22. This was down from six in the previous seven days.