Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust cares for 29 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust was caring for 29 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.

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust was caring for 29 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 22 was up from nine on the same day the previous week.

There were three beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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    Across England there were 13,060 people in hospital with Covid as of March 22, with 269 of them in mechanical ventilation beds – though none were at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust.

    The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 46% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 5%.

    The figures also show that 15 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust in the week to March 20. This was up from five in the previous seven days.