15 areas of England with the most Covid patients in hospital as Delta variant cases rise
Cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant have increased by 46 per cent in a week across England, new figures show.
Data from Public Health England (PHE) reveals more than 35,000 coronavirus cases have been recorded since last week, to reach a total of 11,157. The rising cases have been fuelled primarily by the variant first identified in India, which now accounts for around 95 per cent of all new coronavirus cases in the UK. However, PHE has said the vaccines continue to have a crucial effect on hospital admissions and deaths, saying the huge jab uptake has helped to prevent further hospitalisations. Listed are the 13 NHS trusts in England which currently have the most Covid-19 patients in hospital, based on the latest data up to 22 June. Images are for illustrative purposes only.