South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust cares for nine Covid-19 patients in hospital

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust was caring for nine 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.
Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust was caring for nine 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 January 11 was down from 13 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 15.

Across England there were 7,743 people in hospital with Covid as of January 11, with 182 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 15% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has ​increased by 21%​.

The figures also show that one new Covid patient was admitted to hospital in South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust in the week to January 9. This was down from three in the previous seven days.