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Mersey Care Trust cares for two Covid-19 patients in hospital

Mersey Care Trust was caring for two 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.

Mersey Care Trust was caring for two 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 May 24 was down from seven on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 86% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 14.

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% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 49%.

The figures also show that one new Covid patient was admitted to hospital in Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust in the week to May 22. This was down from three in the previous seven days.