Black Country Healthcare Trust cares for nine Covid-19 patients in hospital

Black Country Healthcare Trust was caring for nine coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Black Country Healthcare Trust was caring for nine 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 13 on the same day the previous week.

There were three beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

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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 six new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the week to July 31. This was down from seven in the previous seven days.