Wirral University Teaching Hospital Trust cares for 89 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Wirral University Teaching Hospital Trust was caring for 89 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.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital Trust was caring for 89 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 July 12 was up from 70 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 more than quadrupled in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 18.

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    Across England there were 13,621 people in hospital with Covid as of July 12, with 264 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has more than doubled in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has more than doubled.

    The figures also show that 63 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the week to July 10. This was up from 59 in the previous seven days.