South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust cares for 72 Covid-19 patients in hospital

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 72 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

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 72 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 November 16 was down from 81 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 50% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 143.

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    Across England there were 5,010 people in hospital with Covid as of November 16, with 122 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 52% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 41%.

    The figures also show that 35 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the week to November 14. This was up from 24 in the previous seven days.