Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust cares for 21 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust was caring for 21 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.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust was caring for 21 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 3 was up from 20 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 36% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 33.

Across England there were 9,243 people in hospital with Covid as of May 3, with 237 of them in mechanical ventilation beds – though none were at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 44% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 26%.

The figures also show that five new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust in the week to May 1. This was down from 11 in the previous seven days.