South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust cares for 61 Covid-19 patients in hospital

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 61 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 61 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on August 31 was up from 52 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 29% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 86.

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    Across England there were 5,658 people in hospital with Covid as of August 31, with 144 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 42% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 38%.

    The figures also show that 27 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the week to August 29. This was up from 26 in the previous seven days.