East Kent Hospitals University Trust cares for 79 Covid-19 patients in hospital

East Kent Hospitals University Trust was caring for 79 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

East Kent Hospitals University Trust was caring for 79 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 up from 72 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 27% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 108.

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 113 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust in the week to July 31. This was up from 108 in the previous seven days.