East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust cares for 82 Covid-19 patients in hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 82 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 82 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 26 was down from 117 on the same day the previous week.

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

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    Across England there were 12,113 people in hospital with Covid as of July 26, with 290 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 49% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 41%.

    The figures also show that 102 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in the week to July 24. This was down from 130 in the previous seven days.