Corona update: more cases, hospitalisations and deaths

There’s been a further increase in the average number of people being hospitalised with coronavirus each day.  In the week to 27 January 127 a day were hospitalised.  The figure is up 3% on the week.

On Wednesday 118 patients were admitted.  165 were discharged. 

1,851 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus in hospital. 314 are in critical care; 173 on a ventilator.

In the week to 24 January on average 53 deaths a day were linked to coronavirus.  The figure is up 7.6% on the week.

Over the same period on average 2,163 people a day tested positive.  That’s 9% more than the previous week.

On average 44,100 tests were carried out each day – up 2% on the week.  5.6% of tests are coming back positive.

By 26 January 229,863 people had received the first dose of the corona vaccine.  That’s 2.49% of the population.  1,603 people have had a second dose.

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