NEW statistics have been released today showing just how few patients are now in our local hospitals with Covid.

In January, the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – which runs the DGH – had 356 patients with Covid.

For the week to April 13, there were only 4.

NHS TrustEAST SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST
Total beds, April 13733
Total beds occupied, week to April 13595
Total beds occupied by Covid patients, week to April 134
% beds occupied, week to April 1381.2%
% beds occupied by Covid patients, week to April 130.5%
Total beds, week to January 12756
Total beds occupied, week to January 12694
Total beds occupied by Covid patients, week to January 12356
% beds occupied, week to January 1291.8%
% beds occupied by Covid patients, week to January 1247.1%