The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Trust was caring for 77 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 July 20 was up from 44 on the same day the previous week.
The number of beds at The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 more than quadrupled in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 17.
Across England there were 3,894 people in hospital with Covid as of July 20, with 544 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.
The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally almost trebledin the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators more than doubled, increasing by 140%.
The figures also show that 73 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the week to July 18. This was up from 44 in the previous seven days.