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Covid-positive hospital patients rise a quarter in one week

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The number of patients in English hospitals who have tested positive for Covid has increased 28% in a week, the steepest rise since mid-March

The third Covid wave of 2022 has now seen Covid occupation levels rise from 3,835 on 4 June to 6,401 yesterday.

The sharpest rise in the number of Covid positive patients came in the North West region, where the total rose by 43% in a week.

There are now over 1,000 Covid positive hospital patients in the North West, North East and Yorkshire, Midlands and London regions for the first time since 11 May.

Some 38% of Covid hospital patients are being treated primarily for the condition.

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Source: HSJ, 24 June 2022

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