Corona update: tiny drop in new cases, hospitalisations and deaths

On average, in the week to 20 January, 123 people a day were hospitalised with Covid, the disease caused by coronavirus.  The figure is down 2% on the week.

On Wednesday 141 people were hospitalised with Covid.  160 patients were discharged.  1,937 patients with Covid are currently in hospital.  336 are in critical care, 189 on a ventilator.

In the week to 17 January, on average 49 people with Covid died each day.  The figure is down just over 11% on the week.

In the same period on average 1,973 people tested positive for coronavirus each day. The figure is down 6% on the week.

During this period on average 43,100 tests were carried out each day.  The figure is down 2% on the week.  5.3% of tests are coming back positive.

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