THE number of Covid patients in Worcestershire hospitals has continued to drop, but cases are rising latest data shows.

NHS figures show there were 57 patients with Covid-19 at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust sites - Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch - on June 24.

On that date there were no Covid patients in an ICU bed fitted with a ventilator.

Ledbury Reporter: HOSPITAL: Worcestershire Royal HospitalHOSPITAL: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

The number of Covid patients is the lowest for months, for example on May 12 there were 77 Covid patients and one on a ventilator.

NHS data reveals the total number of coronavirus deaths at county hospitals has gone above 1,100.

Figures, released on June 24, show the number of deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust sites has reached 1,094, and the number of deaths at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is at 74.

 

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It means the total number of deaths in county hospitals during the pandemic is 1,168.

Meanwhile Public Health England (PHE) figures show there were 947 cases in the week up to June 19, a rise of 53.2 on the previous week.

The figure is the highest for weeks, and the PHE data shows cases have been rising June 5.

The data also shows:

 

  • Worcester saw a rise of 42.5 per cent in the seven days to June 19 with 161 cases recorded.
  • Wychavon, which includes Evesham and Droitwich, was up 73 per cent with 256 cases.
  • Malvern Hills saw a rise of 47.9 per cent to 139 cases.
  • Redditch rose 58.2 per cent to 106 cases.
  • Bromsgrove was up 36 per cent, to 155 cases.
  • And Wyre Forest, which includes Kidderminster, saw a rise of 58.5 per cent to 130 cases.

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The latest vaccination figures, up to June 23, reveal that 87 per cent of Worcestershire adults have had a first dose of a Covid vaccine, 83.7 per cent have had a second, while 70 per cent have had a booster.

 

Coronavirus cases on the rise across the UK

 

National figures show Covid cases have been on the rise across all four nations.

Experts have said the rise is likely due to the latest Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5

A total of 1.7 million people in private households are estimated to have had the virus last week, up 23 per cent from 1.4 million a week earlier, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.