The number of covid positive patients in English hospitals fell by 1,491 yesterday, by far the biggest decline recorded since the start of the pandemic.
The previous record was set during the decline of the first wave, when numbers fell 1,055 on 17 April. The largest drop in the third wave before yesterday’s record was the 798 seen last Saturday.
The national total of covid positive hospital patients now stands at 30,846, a drop of 9 per cent on the peak set on 18 January, but still 163 per cent of the mid-April peak.
All seven English regions are now seeing a week-on-week decli