12 areas of England with the most Covid patients in hospital right now
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted there is “nothing in the data” to prevent all lockdown restrictions in England from being lifted on 21 June.
The ending of restrictions has been thrown into doubt over recent weeks due to rising Covid-19 cases across the country, primarily fuelled by the ‘Delta’ variant. Covid-19 cases overall increased in England by 28.4 per cent per 100,000 people in the week to 27 May, with some council areas seeing a surge in infections over the latest seven-day period. But how has the rising rates affected hospital admissions? Listed are the 12 areas NHS trusts in England which currently have the most Covid-19 hospital patients, based on the latest data up to 25 May. Images are for illustrative purposes only.