More than 100 people in hospital in Mansfield and Ashfield with Covid

Latest figures show almost 150 people are in hospital with Covid across Mansfield and Ashfield.

By Katie Williams
Friday, 22nd April 2022, 1:40 pm

NHS England data shows Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust – which runs Mansfield Community, Sutton’s King’s Mill and Newark hospitals – was caring for 111 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, April 19.

It is down nine from the 120 people in trust hospitals the previous Tuesday, April 12.

The number of Sherwood Forest Hospitals beds occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 has increased 39 per cent in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 80.

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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 Sherwood forest Hospitals Trust.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs sites across the county and further afield, including Millbrook Mental Health Unit at King’s Mill, was caring for 48 coronavirus patients in hospital as of April 19, down from 50 the previous week, but an increase from 44 on figures from a month ago.

Across England there were 14,607 people in hospital with Covid as of March 22, with 296 of them in mechanical ventilation beds, including one at SFH.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 12 per cent in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has risen by 10 per cent.

The figures also show that 52 new Covid patients were admitted to Sherwood Forest Hospitals in the week to April 17, down from 70 in the previous seven days, while six new Covid patients were admitted to Nottinghamshire Healthcare beds, down from nine in the previous week.

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