University Hospitals Sussex Trust cares for 74 Covid-19 patients in hospital

University Hospitals Sussex Trust was caring for 74 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.

University Hospitals Sussex Trust was caring for 74 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 71 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 66% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 220.

Across England there were 9,243 people in hospital with Covid as of May 3, with 237 of them in mechanical ventilation beds – including one at University Hospitals Sussex 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 92 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in University Hospitals Sussex Trust in the week to May 1. This was up from 91 in the previous seven days.