THE number of Covid patients in Worcestershire hospitals has fallen but remains high, latest NHS data shows. 

NHS figures show there were 130 patients with Covid-19 at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust sites - Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch - on April 28.

This is down from earlier this month when there were around 150 Covid patients at county hospitals, but this figure is above the numbers earlier this year. 

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For example, on January 4, there were 53 people in county hospitals with Covid-19.

The NHS figures show one person was in an ICU bed and fitted with a ventilator on April 28. 

The NHS data also shows, up to April 29, 1,054 people have died of Covid-related deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust sites during the pandemic.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust's figure is at 73, meaning in total there have been 1,127 Covid-related deaths in county hospitals during the pandemic.

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Public Health England (PHE) figures show there were 1,176 cases in the county in the seven days up to April 23, a fall of 41.2 per cent on the previous week.

The PHE figures show:

  • Worcester saw a fall of 41.7 per cent to 430 cases.
  • Wychavon, which includes Evesham and Droitwich, saw a fall of 32.5 per cent to 216 cases.
  • Malvern Hills saw a fall of 53.2 per cent to 147 cases.
  • Redditch saw a fall of 35.9 per cent to 164 cases, while Bromsgrove saw a fall of 30.6 per cent to 197 recorded cases. 
  • Wyre Forest, which includes Kidderminster, saw a fall of 41.6 per cent to 208 cases. 

The latest vaccination figures, up to April 27, reveal that 87.1 per cent of Worcestershire adults have had a first dose of a Covid vaccine, 83.5 per cent have had a second, while 69.5 per cent have had a booster.

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Meanwhile the ONS has said latest figures show the percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 in England has decreased in all age groups and regions.

Infections remain highest among people aged 70 and over, with one in 20 likely to have had the virus in the most recent week - the seven days to April 23.