Infection rate increasing throughout England - NHS medical chief

Infection rate increasing throughout England - NHS medical chief
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NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens says the health service has prepared "very carefully" for the "next phase of coronavirus", APA reports citing BBC.

But he adds: "However well prepared hospitals, the NHS, GP surgeries are, it is going to be a difficult period."

"We want to try and ensure that the health service is there for everybody, minimising the disruption to the full range of care that we provide, not just Covid but cancer services, routine operations and mental health services.

"And the truth, unfortunately, is that, if coronavirus takes off again, that will disrupt services.

"We are seeing that in parts of the country where hospitals are dealing with more coronavirus patients now than they were in April."

He also says that, for some patients, mortality in hospital and intensive care has "halved since Covid was first known to humanity".

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