Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust cares for 94 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 94 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 94 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 May 10 was down from 129 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 decreased by 22% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 121.

Across England there were 7,363 people in hospital with Covid as of May 10, with 175 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 54% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 48%.

The figures also show that 40 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust in the week to May 8. This was down from 63 in the previous seven days.