Pandemic deniers have challenged rise in cases by asking ‘where is the increase in hospitalisations?’ As was always clear, it just lagged behind cases
The daily number of coronavirus hospitalisations has shown a sharp increase, lagging behind rising case numbers, as would be expected.
A hard core of people who want to deny the significance of recent exponential rises in the daily number of infections have demanded to know where the corresponding increase in admissions to hospital with COVID-19.
As was always obvious, there is a lag between infections and admissions – and recent admissions numbers now also show a sharp increase and has already risen beyond the level seen in mid-July:
The national ‘R rate’ across England is now above one and the number of cases is said to be doubling every week.
The increase in hospitalisations comes against a backdrop of a rocketing number of schools hit by the virus – and the government rationing or even withholding coronavirus tests from children, while it stubbornly refuses to reconsider its back-to-school plan.
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