NHS hospitals facing ‘unprecedented’ levels of coronavirus cases

Senior health official issues warning as UK records 41,385 more infections – highest daily figure yet

Hospitals are facing “unprecedented” levels of coronavirus cases, a senior health official has warned, as the UK reported its highest figure yet for new Covid-19 infections recorded in a single day.

There were 41,385 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the UK on Monday, the first time in the pandemic that the daily figure has passed 40,000 cases. Dr Yvonne Doyle, the medical director of Public Health England (PHE), said: “This very high level of infection is of growing concern at a time when our hospitals are at their most vulnerable, with new admissions rising in many regions.”

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