Royal United Hospitals Bath Trust cares for 40 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Royal United Hospitals Bath Trust was caring for 40 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.

Royal United Hospitals Bath Trust was caring for 40 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 September 14 was up from 27 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 13 in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 27.

Across England there were 6,344 people in hospital with Covid as of September 14, with 888 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 17% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 8%.

The figures also show that 60 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust in the week to September 12. This was up from 37 in the previous seven days.