UK COVID hospital admissions have surged by more than HALF in a week with 565 patients in 24 hours.
The rise – the highest daily total since March – comes just over a week before England is set to completely unlock on July 19.
Today’s rise in hospitalisations marks a 45 per cent rise on last week’s total of 387.
Coronavirus cases have risen by 32,367 in the last day, bringing the total number of infections since the pandemic began to 5,089,893.
And 34 more fatalities were reported today, making the grim total 128,339.
This means that there has been a 30 per cent rise in cases – and a 62 per cent rise in deaths – in the last seven days
And according to Government data up to July 9, of the 80,327,679 Covid jabs given in the UK so far, 45,786,550 were first doses – a rise of 88,675 on the previous day.
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