Seventy-five Covid-19 patients being cared for in hospitals in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes

Numbers of coronavirus patients in Bucks and MK hospitals is falling week on week

Monday, 29th March 2021, 1:04 pm
The number of patients in hospital in Bucks and Milton Keynes appears to be falling steadily

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for 30 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, March 23, 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 37 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 74 per cent in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 116.

The figures also show that 13 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Buckinghamshire in the week to March 21. This was the same number as in the previous seven days.

Milton Keynes University Hospital Trust was caring for 45 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show - down from 62 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 49 per cent in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 89.

The figures also show that six new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Milton Keynes in the week to March 21. This was down from 20 in the previous seven days.

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%.