East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 32 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 October 12 was down from 35 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 14% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 37.

Across England there were 5,213 people in hospital with Covid as of October 12, with 657 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 18% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 26%.

The figures also show that 37 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in the week to October 10. This was down from 39 in the previous seven days.

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