More than 40 people in hospital in Mansfield and Ashfield with Covid
More than 40 people remained in hospital in Mansfield and Ashfield this week being treated for Covid.
Latest figures show Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust – which runs Mansfield Community and Sutton’s King’s Mill hospitals, as well as Newark Hospital – was caring for 43 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday.
The number of beds at the trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by two in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 41.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 13 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, the figures show, down from 14 four weeks ago.
Across England there were 6,344 people in hospital with Covid as of September 14, with 888 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.
The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has increased by 17 per cent in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 8 per cent.
The figures also show that 35 new Covid patients were admitted to SFH hospitals in the week to September 12, down from 36 in the previous seven days.
No new Covid patients were admitted to Nottinghamshire Healthcare hospitals.
The figures come after 63 new Covid cases were recorded in Mansfield in 24 hours yesterday, as new figures suggests one in six adults in the district are have not had a Covid vaccination.