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Hospitals across the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust were caring for 34 coronavirus patients as of Tuesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on January 4 was up from 21 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 more than tripled in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 11.

West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, run by the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, run by the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

The East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust was caring for 116 patients with coronavirus across its hospitals as of the same time on Tuesday. This was up from 82 the week before.

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was dealing with a significantly lower number of cases as of Tuesday - seven.

Across England there were 15,044 people in hospital with Covid as of January 4, with 797 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

Ipswich Hospital, run by the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Picture: Google Maps.
Ipswich Hospital, run by the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Picture: Google Maps.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has more than doubled in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 1%.

The figures also show that 45 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in the week to January 2. This was up from 17 in the previous seven days.