More than 100 Covid patients treated at Northumberland NHS Trust hospitals

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was caring for 106 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, December 8, NHS England figures show.

Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 1:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 1:14 pm

The data shows that the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on December 8 was down from 113 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by six% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 100.

There is no break down of individual hospitals.

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Figures reveal number of patients being treated for Covid at Northumberland hospitals

Across England there were 13,629 people in hospital with Covid as of December 8, with 1,118 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised has increased by 13%, while those on mechanical ventilators has increased by 11%, in the last four weeks across England.

The figures also show that 70 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the week to December 6. This was down from 84 in the previous seven days.

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The North East has remained in Tier 3 – the toughest restrictions – since the national lockdown ended earlier this month on December 2.

The restrictions mean restaurants, bars and pubs in the region must remain closed other than for collection and delivery and households must not mix indoors and in most outdoor settings.

Northumberland has seen a decline in covid case rates overall since the second lockdown was imposed on November 5.

The Government will review the Tier system on Wednesday, December 16.

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