Hospitals stress test

The COVID Diaries – 161 12th September

English hospital admissions have begun to climb and hospitals are conducting “major incident” stress tests on wards to check if they are ready for a second wave of Covid-19.

Coronavirus cases have been doubling roughly every seven days and there are signs the increase is beginning to filter through to hospitals.

Last Wednesday, 136 patients were admitted in England, twice as many as on any day in the previous week.

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