Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust cares for 88 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 88 coronavirus patients 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.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 88 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 24 was down from 94 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 14% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 77.

Across England there were 5,911 people in hospital with Covid as of August 24, with 857 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 14% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 16%.

The figures also show that 71 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust in the week to August 22. This was down from 77 in the previous seven days.