Alder Hey Children's Trust cares for nine Covid-19 patients in hospital

Alder Hey Children's 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.

Alder Hey Children's 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 March 22 was up from seven on the same day the previous week.

There were seven beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

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    Across England there were 13,060 people in hospital with Covid as of March 22, with 269 of them in mechanical ventilation beds – though none were at Alder Hey Children's Trust.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 46% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 5%.

    The figures also show that 24 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Alder Hey Children's Trust in the week to March 20. This was up from seven in the previous seven days.