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04/05/2020 Update on Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus 04/05/20 Update

North West overtakes London for COVID-19 hospital patients

London has officially been overtaken by the North West as the region with the highest number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals. This is the first time since the peak of the pandemic that the UK sees another region with more patients in hospitals than the capital. The North West currently has 2,191 patients, whereas London has 2,033.

Significant drop in cases since the peak

The numbers are considerably less than what they were during the height of the crisis. London peaked at 4,813 on April 8th and the North West peaked at 2,908 on April 3rd.

London still highest in overall cases

The capital remains as the highest number of overall cases at 24,828, with the North West standing at 20,125.

Easing Lockdown Measures

In response to the declining cases throughout the UK and the crippling of the economy, the government has announced plans to start easing lockdown restrictions. A draft leaked to the BBC suggests that measures such as reducing hot-desking, social distancing alternative measures, minimising equipment usage, stagger shift times and maximise working from home may be in place in the near future. The official plan to be issued by the government is set to be announced this coming Sunday.

Despite the leaked measures, Boris Johnson’s government has insisted that lifting the lockdown too early may result in a deadlier second wave of outbreak.

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