Solent NHS Trust was caring for five patients with coronavirus in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital with Covid-19 by 8am on March 22 was down from seven on the same day the previous week.

There were three beds occupied by patients with Covid-19 four weeks ago in Solent NHS Trust.

Across England there were 8,387 people in hospital with Covid as of March 22, with 172 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

Nationally, the number of hospital patients with Covid-19 has increased by 5% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has increased by 5%.

The figures also show that two new patients with Covid were admitted to hospital in Solent NHS Trust in the week to March 20. This was the same number as in the previous seven days.