York and Scarborough Covid cases increase

YORK and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals Trust was caring for 157 Covid patients in hospital as of last Wednesday (October 5), figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid by 8am on October 5 was up from 104 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid increased by 85 per cent in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 85.

Across England there were 9,631 people in hospital with Covid as of October 5, with 195 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The figures also show that 103 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the week to October 3. This was up from 64 in the previous seven days.

There were also four more coronavirus deaths recorded over the latest weekly period in Ryedale, as of October 6.

A total of 135 people had died in the area, up from 131 on September 8.

They were among 17,130 deaths recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Ryedale.

A total of 167,176 deaths were recorded throughout England by October 6 – up from 166,623 last week.

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