The Department of Health said on Wednesday that 763 more people have died from coronavirus in hospitals across the UK.
There are now 133,495 known people infected with the virus and 18,100 people have now died in hospital from coronavirus across the UK.
Professor Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford said, “From an epidemiological perspective we can say that the numbers are consistent with the peak happening on 8 April.
“We’ve now tracked for 13 days that that has been consistent, it hasn’t jumped up.
“All of the other data surrounding this, the triangulation of the data is showing us that is the case.”
But added, “What we are worried about is that in the background someone has made an error and pulled out some data sets.
“Looking at what the ONS are doing now is hugely impressive, I think we can be clear that in this peak it occurred on 8 April and in the last 13 days we’ve seen no change to that.”
England’s deputy medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van Tam, warned on Wednesday, “We are not out of danger yet. We must keep pushing on this.”
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.
Military personnel blasted the NHS over their “appalling handling” in issuing PPE to their staff and where it needs to go.
They said that logistics are “knackered” along with the ‘failure’ to ration the vital kit, and are pushing the government to place them in charge over the handling of PPE.
It is not known if the vital consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) has the urgently needed 400,000 surgical gowns.