THE number of patients with Covid in Herefordshire's hospital has fallen by 80 per cent in a month.

Wye Valley NHS Trust was caring for 13 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on May 24 was up from 12 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 80 per cent in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 64.

Across England, there were 4,639 people in hospital with Covid as of May 24, with 142 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 59 per cent in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 49 per cent.

The figures also show that 10 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Wye Valley NHS Trust, which runs Hereford County Hospital, in the week to May 22.

This was down from 11 in the previous seven days.

Earlier this year, trust managing director Jane Ives said that most patients were admitted with Covid rather than because of it.