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NHS figures show scale of January surge in Covid admissions

First month of year accounted for nearly a third of all hospital admissions in pandemic to date * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson is facing fresh questions about whether he acted too slowly in the run up to Christmas, after it emerged that almost a third of all the patients hospitalised with Covid in England to date were admitted in January. NHS England statistics show there were 101,956 new Covid-19 admissions last month, accounting for 29% of all admissions between March 2020 and the end of January, underlining the severity of the latest wave of the virus. Continue reading...

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