Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust cares for 32 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust was caring for 32 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.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust was caring for 32 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 47 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 38% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 52.

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 10 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust in the week to May 8. This was down from 25 in the previous seven days.