The Royal Marsden Trust cares for six Covid-19 patients in hospital

The Royal Marsden Trust was caring for six coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

The Royal Marsden Trust was caring for six 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 five on the same day the previous week.

There were five beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

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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 four new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in the week to July 31. This was down from nine in the previous seven days.