Barts Health NHS Trust cares for 169 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Barts Health NHS Trust was caring for 169 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Barts Health NHS Trust was caring for 169 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 178 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Barts Health NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 13% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 149.

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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 120 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Barts Health NHS Trust in the week to July 31. This was the same number as in the previous seven days.