The Health Secretary Matt Hancock to the House of Commons on Wednesday that “we are at the peak” of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hancock paid tribute to those who have died since the start of the crisis hitting the UK. He announced that the NHS now has over 3,000 spare critical care beds.
He said, “Our NHS has not at any point been overwhelmed by coronavirus.
“the NHS is there for you if you need advice and treatment” and people with non-COVID illnesses should still seek medical treatment if they need it.
Adding, “As we reach, have reached the peak and as we bring the number of new cases down, so we will introduce contact tracing at large scale.”
He told the Commons that a new NHS app for contact tracing is “in development.”
He thanked the public for their efforts in keeping with the rules, and he repeated to MPs, that “we are at the peak.”
He told MPs that he vows to keep working with his colleagues in the fight against this “invisible killer.”
Ending his statement he said the battle is “akin to a war, but one where the whole of humanity is on the same side.”