Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust was caring for seven coronavirus patients in hospital as of last Tuesday, the latest figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on April 6 was down from 19 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 86 per cent in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 50.

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Across England there were 2,588 people in hospital with Covid as of April 6, with 406 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 65 per cent in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 66 per cent.

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The figures also show that four new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in the week to April 4. This was down from six in the previous seven days.