Covid patients in Sheffield hospitals down to lowest level since mid-January

The number of Covid patients in Sheffield’s hospitals has fallen to the lowest level since mid-January.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 12:43 pm

But the number of people in intensive care with the virus has increased, the latest figures show, as NHS staff in the city remain under huge pressure.

Data released by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, today, Thursday, February 4, shows it is caring for 388 people with coronavirus, including 37 in intensive care.

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A patient is brought into the Royal London Hospital

The last time the trust, which runs the Royal Hallamshire and Northern General hospitals, had fewer than 388 Covid patients was on January 17.

It had been caring for a record 417 coronavirus patients on January 22.

However, the number of people with the virus who are in intensive care has risen from 30 two weeks ago.

The number of coronavirus patients in mechanical ventilation beds last month reached 34, equalling the record figure recorded during the first wave of the pandemic in April.