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Warning that the NHS is ‘incredibly fragile’ as hospitilisations hit a seven month high with Covid patients

by LLB Reporter
27th Oct 21 9:39 am

As of Monday the number of people in hospital with Covid was 8,693, which is the highest since 9 March which is an increase of 11% compared to the previous week.

The highest hospitilisations was on the 19 January which saw 39,254 people with Covid.

Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, who helped create the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, warned the NHS is “incredibly fragile” due to a small amount of Covid patients.

However he added, “That fragility is only contributed a small amount by Covid and so vaccinating is not going to suddenly make the NHS not be on its knees, where it is at the moment.”

People who are in hospital with Covid is “quite a different story from last year” as the majority have a milder infection with shorter stays.

Most of those who are hospitlised have underlying health conditions “which are destabilised by having a relatively mild Covid infection.”

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