The number of patients with COVID-19 at hospital in Herefordshire has fallen, with the number of patients now at a similar level to those that were seen at the start of October.
In total, on 23rd November, a total of 20 patients were confirmed as having COVID-19 at Hereford County Hospital (Wye Valley NHS Trust). This is down from the previous week when 22 patients were confirmed as having COVID-19. This means that the number of patients with COVID-19 at hospital in Herefordshire is now the lowest it has been since 8th October.
Data for the 23rd November also shows that one patient required mechanical ventilation for COVID-19. This is the same number as the previous week.
This trend in a reduction of the number of people with COVID-19 in hospital is being seen across the majority of the United Kingdom at present, which is a stark comparison to much of Europe with several countries, including Germany struggling to cope and Slovakia and Austria entering lockdowns to curb the spread.
Overall, case numbers in Herefordshire remain rather steady, with a total of 895 cases of COVID-19 recorded in the seven day period ending 20th November. This is an increase of 13.3% on the previous week, giving a COVID-19 infection rate of 462 cases per 100,000 population.