South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust cares for 55 Covid-19 patients in hospital

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 55 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 55 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 September 21 was down from 63 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 6% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 52.

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    Across England there were 5,142 people in hospital with Covid as of September 21, with 145 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 18% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 3%.

    The figures also show that 36 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the week to September 19. This was the same number as in the previous seven days.