Black Country Healthcare Trust cares for one Covid-19 patient in hospital

Black Country Healthcare Trust was caring for one coronavirus patient 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.

Black Country Healthcare Trust was caring for one coronavirus patient 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 10 was down from two on the same day the previous week.

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

Across England there were 5,096 people in hospital with Covid as of August 10, with 782 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally increased by 72% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 66%.

The figures also show that no new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the week to August 8. This was down from one in the previous seven days.