East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for four 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 11 was down from eight on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 71% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 14.

Across England there were 921 people in hospital with Covid as of May 11, with 126 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 55% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 62%.

The figures also show that nine new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in the week to May 9. This was down from 18 in the previous seven days.