East London Trust cares for six Covid-19 patients in hospital

East London Trust was caring for six coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.
Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

East London Trust was caring for six coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on November 30 was up from five on the same day the previous week.

There were three beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Across England there were 4,964 people in hospital with Covid as of November 30, with 128 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 32% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 27%.

The figures also show that six new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in East London NHS Foundation Trust in the week to November 28. This was up from one in the previous seven days.