How many Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospitals in the East of England?

The number of coronavirus patients being treated in hospitals in the East of England peaked at 4,306 in the middle of January 2021.

The pressure on the NHS is one of the key measures the government uses to decide the level of restrictions needed to curb the Covid infection rate.

At one point during early January, up to 500 people a day were being admitted to hospitals in the East of England for treatment for coronavirus. By the end of March, the average daily figure was below 30.

There are 19 major hospitals in the East of England and a number of smaller local hospitals.

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Number of coronavirus patients in hospital in the East of England on 16 April 2021

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Patients admitted to hospital in the East of England on 14 April 2021

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Average daily admissions over the past week

Bar chart of daily hospital admissions in the East of England for Covid patients

The NHS East of England region including hospitals in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, Norfolk and Suffolk. Hospitals in Northamptonshire and Rutland are in the NHS Midlands region


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