FIVE coronavirus patients were in hospital in Herefordshire as of Tuesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on March 23 was down from seven on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Wye Valley NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 71% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 17.

Across England there were 4,245 people in hospital with Covid as of March 23, with 647 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 69% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 67%.


The figures also show that seven new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Wye Valley NHS Trust in the week to March 21. This was up from four in the previous seven days.