Doctors are treating eight coronavirus patients in intensive care at a west London hospital.
All eight patients were being treated on ventilators by staff at the Imperial NHS Foundation Trust – used for those who are seriously ill and need help breathing.
A total of 31 patients had tested positive for the virus upon admission to hospitals run by the trust, according to the latest figures released on Monday.
The trust includes Hammersmith Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital in Fulham and St Mary’s in Paddington, all of which were at the forefront of patient care during the first wave.
Across the capital, there are 549 coronavirus patients in hospitals, 88 of whom are ventilated.
The number of ventilated patients fell from 66 a week ago, according to government data.
And on October 7, there were 37 hospital admissions of people who tested positive for the coronavirus – that number had more than doubled to 88 in London on Monday.
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