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Covid-19: Hospital admissions continue to climb amid record infection rates

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 04 April 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o882
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The number of patients admitted to hospitals in England with covid-19 has more than doubled in the past month and is continuing to rise amid record infection levels, latest data show.

NHS England figures from the seven days ending 27 March show an average of 2008 covid related hospital admissions a day,1 up from 1749 the previous week and 949 in the seven days ending 27 February.

Covid related admissions driven by the omicron subvariant BA.2 are now similar to the figure of around 14 000 a week that the NHS saw during the first omicron wave, in early January this year.

Deaths are also …

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