South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust cares for 59 Covid-19 patients in hospital

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 59 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 59 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 23 was down from 68 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 decreased by 39% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 97.

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    Across England there were 6,436 people in hospital with Covid as of August 23, with 135 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 47% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 53%.

    The figures also show that 31 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the week to August 21. This was the same number as in the previous seven days.