Royal Free London Trust cares for 116 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Royal Free London Trust was caring for 116 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.

Royal Free London Trust was caring for 116 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 21 was up from 91 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 26% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 92.

Across England there were 6,002 people in hospital with Covid as of June 21, with 149 of them in mechanical ventilation beds – including 17 at Royal Free London Trust.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 29% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 5%.

The figures also show that 55 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Royal Free London Trust in the week to June 19. This was up from 42 in the previous seven days.