St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust cares for 53 Covid-19 patients in hospital

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 53 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.
Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 53 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on November 30 was down from 62 on the same day the previous week.

There were 99 beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Across England there were 4,964 people in hospital with Covid as of November 30, with 128 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 32% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 27%.

The figures also show that 24 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the week to November 28. This was up from 12 in the previous seven days.