Covid hospital cases: admissions rise 33% in England at start of July – worst hit NHS hospitals

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Almost 30 NHS hospitals have seen the number of Covid admissions more than double in a week

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Covid hospital admissions continued to rise across England in the last week, rising by 33% as the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants continued to unleash a new wave of infections.

UK government coronavirus figures show 11,028 patients with Covid were hospitalized in the seven days to July 4, up from 8,295 in the week to June 27.

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This was the first time since April 18 that weekly admissions have risen above 11,000.

The latest local data shows about 14 acute care hospital trusts more than doubled admissions in the week ended July 3, as did 14 mental health, learning disability and community trusts – although patients in the latter group are unlikely to because of the virus are in the hospital.

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Patients who tested positive in the 14 days prior to enrollment or after enrollment are included in the figures, whether or not they are being treated primarily for Covid.

This continues a sustained phase of rapidly increasing infections.

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The ONS data is based on random sampling of households across the UK and is believed to be the most accurate measure of infection. She is unaffected by the end of free mass testing to the public.

Mazic News has analyzed the latest government data to find the NHS trusts with the largest percentage increase in Covid patients in the week ending July 3.

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We excluded mental health, learning disabilities, and community trusts, some of which had very high percentage increases but low numbers of patients.

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