King's College Hospital Trust cares for 158 Covid-19 patients in hospital

King's College Hospital Trust was caring for 158 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.

King's College Hospital Trust was caring for 158 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 June 28 was up from 151 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 50% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 105.

Across England there were 8,120 people in hospital with Covid as of June 28, with 205 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 101% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 72%.

The figures also show that 146 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the week to June 26. This was up from 119 in the previous seven days.