Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust cares for 59 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 59 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 59 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 September 28 was up from 41 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 20% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 49.

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    Across England there were 7,024 people in hospital with Covid as of September 28, with 160 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 24% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 11%.

    The figures also show that 45 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust in the week to September 26. This was up from 19 in the previous seven days.