THERE has been a slight week-on-week drop in the number of people being treated in Bradford’s hospitals who have Covid-19.

However, while the overall number has reduced, the number of patients has risen by six at Airedale.

The latest figures show that between Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Airedale, there is a total of 79 patients with the virus.

There are 59 at Bradford Teaching Hospitals and 20 at Airedale. Last week (October 7) there was 82 – 68 at Bradford Teaching Hospitals and 14 at Airedale.

The figures are released every week by the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT).

Today, a statement said: “Since the end of May, when there were 42 COVID-19 patients across the six hospital trusts that work together as WYAAT, figures released today show there are 365 people receiving treatment across our hospitals, 35 of which are in intensive care units (ICU).

“This week's figure represents an 8.5 per cent increase in hospital patients compared to the previous week.”

The latest figures (number in brackets is last week's figure):

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust  - 20 (14)

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 59 (68)

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - 88 (98)

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 14 (14)

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - 99 (79)

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 85 (61)