THE trust which runs Winchester hospital was caring for two coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated at Hampshire Hospitals Trust for Covid-19 by 8am on May 11 was down from four on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Hampshire Hospitals occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 83% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 12.

Across England there were 921 people in hospital with Covid as of May 11, with 126 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 55% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 62%.

The figures also show that no new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the week to May 9. This was down from one in the previous seven days.