East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust cares for 65 Covid-19 patients in hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 65 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 65 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 May 3 was up from 51 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 41% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 111.

Across England there were 9,243 people in hospital with Covid as of May 3, with 237 of them in mechanical ventilation beds – though none were at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 44% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 26%.

The figures also show that 67 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in the week to May 1. This was up from 58 in the previous seven days.