UK Covid live: almost 4.5m people waiting for hospital treatments in England after virus backlog

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11.24am GMT

Around one in five major hospital trusts in England had no spare adult critical care beds on January 10, NHS England figures show. As PA Media reports, some 27 out of 140 acute trusts reported 100% occupancy of all “open” beds on January 10 – the latest date for which statistics are available.

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In her interview on ITV’s This Morning Priti Patel also said that people should exercise on their own – even though the rules for England allow people to exercise outdoors with one person from another household. She said:

The point to make about any exercise – yes, it should be local, people exercise differently. But exercise on your own and don’t use it for a social meeting.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK Covid live: almost 4.5m people waiting for hospital treatments in England after virus backlog ———