Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust cares for 49 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust was caring for 49 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

Orderlies push a bed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust was caring for 49 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 January 11 was down from 99 on the same day the previous week.

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The number of beds at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 more than doubled in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 19.

Across England there were 16,939 people in hospital with Covid as of January 11, with 686 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally more than doubled in the last four weeks, however the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 14%.

The figures also show that 15 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust in the week to January 9. This was down from 28 in the previous seven days.