Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust cares for 124 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust was caring for 124 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust was caring for 124 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 133 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 33% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 93.

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    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 68 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in the week to July 31. This was up from 65 in the previous seven days.