Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust cares for 104 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 104 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 104 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 August 2 was down from 116 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 17% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 89.

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    Across England there were 10,177 people in hospital with Covid as of August 2, with 240 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 8% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 5%.

    The figures also show that 64 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust in the week to July 31. This was down from 78 in the previous seven days.