University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Trust cares for 56 Covid-19 patients in hospital

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Trust was caring for 56 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Trust was caring for 56 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 August 9 was down from 60 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 45% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 101.

Across England there were 8,624 people in hospital with Covid as of August 9, with 233 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 37% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 12%.

The figures also show that 59 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust in the week to August 7. This was down from 85 in the previous seven days.