Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Trust cares for seven Covid-19 patients in hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Trust was caring for seven coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Trust was caring for seven 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 2 was down from 11 on the same day the previous week.

There were four beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.

Across England there were 10,177 people in hospital with Covid as of August 2, with 240 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 8% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 5%.

The figures also show that nine new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust in the week to July 31. This was up from four in the previous seven days.