Has the UK passed the coronavirus peak? – BBC Newsnight

published on July 25, 2020

how covert nineteen impacts on the NHS is a key determinant of how we respond next to the outbreak there are various figures from different parts of the NHS that help us understand the trends and where we are in the pandemic some data

Are publicly available data on hospital deaths show that these peaked on the 8th of April and routine surveillance data from the Royal College of GPs show us that there's not much transmission in the community it is now very clear that

The days of deaths peaked on 8th of April and peak slightly earlier about the 4th of April in London that means if you work backwards the exposure the infection came before that day on an average that was about three weeks

Before the peak of the deaths and that we correlates exactly with the RC GP surveillance data when he started to plummet and about half of all the infections disappeared in the week before we had lockdown and that had the

Most effect in terms of reducing transmission the encouragement of social distancing and hand-washing had the major effect these data can be read alongside government figures showing the number of people in hospital with kovat

19 these showed that the number of patients in London is coming down Scotland has been stable for some time and other parts of the country have started to stabilize to other datasets would help us understand what's going on

With transmission to Newsnight Essene hospital admissions data that the NHS doesn't usually publish figures show that since April the 8th hospital admissions do – Kovach 19 has fallen from 524 per day to 273 the decline

Varies in different parts of the country speaking to hospital chief executives and looking at some of the data they've been able to share with us we can see that in fact hospital admissions have confirmed coronavirus cases have been

Reducing for some time now for between 2 and 3 weeks across the country as a whole of course there will be exceptions we can also see from some data that we've looked at from NHS one one one the online or telephone

Service which people are particularly encouraged to call if they think they have coronavirus that information or shows a reduction in the number of cases each day quite rapidly over the last since the beginning of April of the

Number of cases which NHS one-one-one having spoken to the person thinks they are quite likely to have coronavirus people in local authorities have told News 9 that they're still concerned about transmission in care homes some

Have pointed to NHS policy that has encouraged hospitals to discharge patients with kovat 19-2 care homes if they were no longer suffering from acute symptoms this they say may have helped deceive the virus amongst the most

Vulnerable others point to the lack of testing of staff and say that even now people have to travel a long way to be tested

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