While he stressed there was a “variety of different patterns” in hospitalisations, London has been in advanced of the rest of England.
He said: “The numbers however are goinh up, they may be slowing, but they are still going up.”
The Chief Medical Officer also stressed that the impact of mixing on New Year’s Eve will not be felt until later, which he suggested could change the data.
Sir Chris also added that up to December 28, the majority of people that were admitted to hospital and have COVID-19 will “have COVID as their primary reason for admission”.
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