Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust cares for 42 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust was caring for 42 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

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

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust was caring for 42 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 April 26 was down from 60 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 39% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 69.

Across England there were 11,320 people in hospital with Covid as of April 26, with 276 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 27% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 15%.

The figures also show that 56 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust in the week to April 24. This was down from 72 in the previous seven days.