Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 has reached 30,074. That is 39% higher than the previous April peak. The UK also recorded
its highest daily death toll since April, at 1,041. And the 62,322 new cases reported is the largest number since mass testing began. West Midlands Ambulance Service said it had its busiest day on record as hospitals struggled to cope with the influx of virus patients. Four patients faced waits of over five hours outside hospitals. And NHS Wales’ chief executive Dr Andrew Goodall has warned Covid patient numbers could soon reach twice April’s peak.