Sussex Community Trust cares for 10 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Sussex Community Trust was caring for 10 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.

Sussex Community Trust was caring for 10 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 19 was in line with the same day the previous week.

There were four beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

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    Across England there were 13,837 people in hospital with Covid as of July 19, with 318 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has more than doubled in the last four weeks, as has the number on mechanical ventilators.

    The figures also show that eight new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust in the week to July 17. This was up from seven in the previous seven days.