Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Trust cares for 37 Covid-19 patients in hospital

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Trust was caring for 37 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

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

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Trust was caring for 37 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 August 10 was up from 28 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole 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 17.

Across England there were 5,096 people in hospital with Covid as of August 10, with 782 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally increased by 72% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 66%.

The figures also show that 24 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust in the week to August 8. This was up from 14 in the previous seven days.