East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust cares for 77 Covid-19 patients in hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 77 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 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 April 19 was down from 120 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 26% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 104.

Across England there were 14,607 people in hospital with Covid as of April 19, with 296 of them in mechanical ventilation beds – though none were at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 12% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 10%.

The figures also show that 95 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in the week to April 17. This was down from 129 in the previous seven days.