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Hospital admissions in capital today

A total of 301 Covid-19 admissions were recorded by hospitals in London on December 20, NHS England said.

This is up 78% week-on-week and the highest number for a single day since February 7.

Admissions in London during the second wave peaked at 977 on January 6.

Across England, 1,061 admissions were recorded on December 20, up 34% week-on-week and the highest number for a single day since February 19.

The second-wave peak was 4,134 admissions on January 12.

The number of Covid-19 admissions includes people admitted to hospital in the previous 24 hours who were known to have Covid-19, plus any patients diagnosed in hospital with Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-east-news-live-updates-22538856