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

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

Black Country Healthcare Trust was caring for two 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 21 was up from one 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 5,142 people in hospital with Covid as of September 21, with 145 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 18% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 3%.

    The figures also show that one new Covid patient was admitted to hospital in Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the week to September 19. This was down from two in the previous seven days.