South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust cares for 94 Covid-19 patients in hospital

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 94 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

South Tyneside and Sunderland Trust was caring for 94 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 2 was down from 97 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 27% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 74.

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    Across England there were 10,177 people in hospital with Covid as of August 2, with 240 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 8% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 5%.

    The figures also show that 49 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the week to July 31. This was down from 67 in the previous seven days.