The number of patients in English hospitals who have tested positive for Covid has increased 28% in a week, the steepest rise since mid-March
The third Covid wave of 2022 has now seen Covid occupation levels rise from 3,835 on 4 June to 6,401 yesterday.
The sharpest rise in the number of Covid positive patients came in the North West region, where the total rose by 43% in a week.
There are now over 1,000 Covid positive hospital patients in the North West, North East and Yorkshire, Midlands and London regions for the first time since 11 May.
Some 38% of Covid hospital patien