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Coronavirus Daily: Medical director reveals hospital admission milestone




The medical director at NHS England has said that the total number of people in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus had now fallen below 10,000 for the first time since March.

At yesterday's daily briefing, Stephen Powis said that despite a rise in the rate of daily testing, the number of new cases was also now stablising or even falling.

Talking on transport though, Mr Powis said there had been a slow increase in car usage since the easing of lockdown measures, but said that could possibly be down to people heading back to work.

Stephen Powis said people in hospital due to coronavirus had gone below 10,000 for first time since March.
Stephen Powis said people in hospital due to coronavirus had gone below 10,000 for first time since March.

Yesterday's figures from Public Health England showed the UK's daily figure for confirmed cases was 2,472.

Norfolk's positive cases over the previous 24-hour period had risen by 14, to a total of 2,054 so far, with Suffolk reporting seven, taking its total to 1,381.

The UK reported 363 deaths in the period, with the total number of laboratory confirmed cases now standing at 248,293.


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