MORE than 200 patients with coronavirus are today being treated at York and Scarborough hospital, after a further influx over the weekend - and the number in intensive care has doubled.

The York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said this morning that it now had a total of 203 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients across the two sites.

That is up from 190 such patients last Friday and 140 a week ago.

It said there were eight patients with Covid in intensive care, up from four last Friday.