There has been a 22% rise in Covid hospita admissions in London over the last week, with a total of 116 people testing positive after being admitted in the seven days to Sunday.
The previous week saw 95 admissions which is still low compared to almost 1,000 in January, but the capital is seeing numbers creep up which remains higher then the rest of England.
The Health Service Journal reported that the Midlands has seen the highest admissions as they were up by 49%, and hospital admissions were up by 13% week on week across the country.
In the past seven days in the UK more than 18,700 have tested positive with the virus, up by 18%, with London seeing an increase of 10% in the last week with 1,918 infections to last Friday.
The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock told the Commons this morning, “Yesterday we saw 3,180 new cases of coronavirus, the highest since April 12.
“But thanks to the power of vaccination, in which I have always believed, the link from cases to hospitalisations and to deaths is being severed.
“Around 90% of those in hospital in hotspot areas have not yet had both jabs, so the continued delivery of the vaccination effort, and the ongoing work to control the virus through testing, tracing and isolation, these are vital.”