Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust was caring for 123 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on January 18 was down from 146 on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 13% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 142.

Across England there were 6,299 people in hospital with Covid as of January 18, with 146 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 27% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 16%.

The figures also show that 66 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in the week to January 16. This was down from 108 in the previous seven days.