East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust cares for 21 Covid-19 patients in hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 21 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.
Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 21 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 June 14 was up from 17 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 28% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 29.

Across England there were 4,722 people in hospital with Covid as of June 14, with 130 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 18% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 25%.

The figures also show that 32 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in the week to June 12. This was up from 19 in the previous seven days.