Royal Devon and Exeter Trust cares for 23 Covid-19 patients in hospital

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Monday 30th May 2022 12:57 pm
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ROYAL Devon and Exeter Trust was caring for 23 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, May 24 figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on May 24 was up from 19 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 73 per cent in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 84.

Across England there were 4,639 people in hospital with Covid as of May 24, with 142 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 59 per cent in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 49 per cent.

The figures also show that 31 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in the week to May 22. This was down from 37 in the previous seven days.

Patrick Jack

Data Reporter

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