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The Christie Trust cares for five Covid-19 patients in hospital

The Christie Trust was caring for five 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.

The Christie Trust was caring for five 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 up from four on the same day the previous week.

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There were eight beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

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 six new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in the week to May 22. This was the same number as in the previous seven days.