North Bristol NHS Trust cares for 55 Covid-19 patients in hospital

North Bristol NHS Trust was caring for 55 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.

North Bristol NHS Trust was caring for 55 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 March 15 was up from 48 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at North Bristol NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 10% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 50.

Across England there were 10,877 people in hospital with Covid as of March 15, with 235 of them in mechanical ventilation beds – including two at North Bristol NHS Trust.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 9% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 27%.

The figures also show that 99 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in North Bristol NHS Trust in the week to March 13. This was up from 79 in the previous seven days.