The number of people in English hospitals with Covid has fallen to the lowest level since last September, according to the latest NHS figures. The total is down by 96% from the peak in January. The Evening Standard has the story.
The number of patients in hospital in England with Covid has dropped to its lowest level for seven months, figures show.
A total of 1,310 patients were in hospital at 8am on April 27th, according to figures from NHS England.
This is the lowest since 1,299 on September 21st, and is down 96% from a record 34,336 on January 18th.
During the first wave of the virus, patient numbers peaked at 18,974 on April 12th 2020.
Both south-east and south-west England are reporting numbers down 98% on their second-wave peak, while eastern England has seen its number drop by 97%.
Patient numbers in the Midlands have fallen 96%, with London north-west England and the combined region of north-east England and Yorkshire all seeing drops of 95%.
The number of hospital admissions of patients with Covid has also dropped significantly since January.
Yet more good news, but will the Government – transfixed by the threat of Covid variants – take any notice?
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