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Coronavirus latest news: A&E admissions fall to lowest figure on record, new NHS data shows

A&E admissions in the UK have fallen to the lowest on record, with a 57% year-on-year drop in attendances in England, new NHS data shows.

The latest figures show a dramatic fall in demand for emergency treatment, falling below one million attendances per month for the first time since records began in 2010.

The coronavirus crisis has placed additional strain on NHS resources, but is thought to have had the opposite effect on A&E, with the public staying at home and avoiding hospitals where possible.

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Source: The Telegraph, 14 May 2020


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