Number of patients in hospital following positive Covid-19 test at lowest since October

The Royal Devon and Exeter hospital

The Royal Devon and Exeter hospital - Credit: Archant

The number of patients in all of Devon’s hospitals following a positive Covid-19 test has fallen to levels not seen since early October. 

As of Tuesday, (March 9), there were 36 patients across the county in hospital after a positive test, down on the 43 as of the previous Tuesday. 

In total there were 17 patients at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (up from 12 as of March 2) and none in Devon Partnership NHS Trust units (down from 1) although not all patients may not be local given some Devon’s hospital were providing mutual aid to others. 

And the number of patients in mechanical ventilation beds across the two counties is down as well to 10, from 16 last week, with four in Exeter. 

The figures show the number of patients in hospital following a positive Covid-19 test who are currently occupying a bed. 

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