The number of people currently in hospital in Birmingham with Covid-19
As winter approaches and immune systems weaken, it’s important to stay aware of the rate in which Covid-19 is spreading.
With the emergence of the latest variant, Pirola, or BA.2.86, cases have been on the rise in the UK since summer.
According to the Health Security Agency (UKHSA), there have been 34 confirmed cases of Pirola in England, as of September 4.
In the UK, according to the most recent UKHSA report, from late August, SARS-CoV-2 positivity increased to 9.7% in week 34 compared to 8.6% in the previous week. However, the overall number of reported SARS-CoV-2 confirmed outbreaks decreased compared to the previous week.
With rates rising, people are admitted to the hospital with the virus. Across England there were 3,019 people in hospital with Covid as of September 17.
Nationally, the number of hospital patients with Covid-19 has increased by 18% in the last four weeks.
The NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital with Covid-19 on September 17.
We’ve taken a look at the latest data to see how many people are currently in hospital with Covid across Birmingham’s NHS trusts.
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