Three in five of all Covid-19 patients in hospital trusts in England are being treated primarily for something else, new figures show.
Of the 13,645 patients reported as having the virus on April 19, 8,211 (60%) were not being treated principally for Covid.
This is the highest proportion since these figures were first published in June 2021, and is up from 26% at the start of December.
In London the figure is as high as 74% of patients while in eastern England it has reached 69%.
The Midlands is at 67%, but other regions are closer to 50%, including the North West (57%), North East and Yorkshire (53%) and the South East (also 53%).
South-west England has the lowest proportion, at 40%, according to NHS England figures.
All hospital patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 need to be treated separately from those who do not have the virus, regardless of whether they are in hospital primarily for Covid or not.
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