THE number of Covid patients in Worcestershire hospitals continues to fall from the highs of earlier this year.

NHS data shows there were 77 Covid patients in county hospitals - Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch -  on Thursday, May 12. 

And one person was in an ICU bed and fitted with a ventilator on that date.

Evesham Journal:

In comparison, a month ago on April 14, there were 159 Covid patients and no one fitted with a ventilator.

Meanwhile NHS data reveals the number of coronavirus deaths in Worcestershire hospitals has reached a total of 1,144 people.

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There have been 1,070 deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust sites, 74 at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust sites. 

The latest vaccination figures, up to May 10, reveal that 87.1 per cent of Worcestershire adults have had a first dose of a Covid vaccine, 83.6 per cent have had a second, while 69.7 per cent have had a booster.