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Nearly a third of English hospital trusts exceed first peak of Covid patients

Scientists warn that scrapping or relaxing tier system too quickly could imperil NHS * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Nearly a third of England’s hospital trusts have exceeded their first wave peak of Covid patients undergoing treatment, as scientists warned that relaxing or scrapping the three-tier system too quickly could further hamper the NHS. Hospitals trusts in South Somerset and Devon last week treated more than twice as many Covid patients on at least one day last week as they did at the peak of the first wave in spring, Guardian analysis shows. But, reflecting the fact that tier decisions are based on a range of data, both areas will go into tier 2 from Thursday. Continue reading...

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