South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust cares for 56 patients with Covid-19 in hospital

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.
South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 56 patients with coronavirus in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 56 patients with coronavirus in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital with Covid-19 by 8am on May 17 was down from 63 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 55% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 124.

Across England there were 3,550 people in hospital with Covid as of May 17, with 89 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

Nationally, the number of hospital patients with Covid-19 has decreased by 36% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 25%.

The figures also show that 17 new patients with Covid were admitted to hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the week to May 15. This was up from 16 in the previous seven days.