Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust cares for 53 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 53 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 53 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 10 was down from 63 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 58% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 127.

Across England there were 7,363 people in hospital with Covid as of May 10, with 175 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 54% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 48%.

The figures also show that 26 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in the week to May 8. This was down from 28 in the previous seven days.