Solent NHS Trust was caring for two coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on August 9 was down from six on the same day the previous week.

The number of beds at Solent NHS Trust occupied by people who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased by 85% in the last four weeks – 28 days ago, there were 13.

Across England there were 8,624 people in hospital with Covid as of August 9, with 233 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 37% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 12%.

The figures also show that two new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Solent NHS Trust in the week to August 7. This was down from nine in the previous seven days.