Number of Covid patients in Bedfordshire Hospitals Trust jumps in just a week

It's risen from 24 to 46 in seven days

Bedfordshire Hospitals Trust was caring for 46 coronavirus patients in hospital as of last Tuesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on July 27 was up from 24 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Bedfordshire Hospitals 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 27.

Bedford Hospital

Unfortunately there is no further breakdown between Bedford Hospital and Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

Across England there were 5,163 people in hospital with Covid as of July 27, with 738 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally more than trebled in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators almost trebled, increasing by 185 per cent.

The figures also show that 61 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the week to July 25. This was up from 34 in the previous seven days.