VACCINES have forced down waves of Covid deaths to just ripples – despite a spike in the number of cases reported, according to the data.
Hospital patients are, on average, younger, less poorly and able to leave the wards faster than in previous waves, analysis shows.
Brits are also facing weeks of pandemic chaos with disruptions to transport, bin collections and food supplies due to isolating workers.
Companies and councils have warned the August 16 date to lift quarantine for the double-vaccinated could now be delayed amid fresh concern.
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