Covid-19: UK patients drop below 10,000, first in 3 months

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According to latest figures from the National Health Services (NHS) in England, the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals has dropped below 10,000 for the first time since November 2020.

As at Wednesday morning, there were 9,594 coronavirus patients in hospital.

It is also a week-on-week drop of 26% from the 13,007 coronavirus patients in hospital in England on 24 February and a 72% drop from the peak of 34,336 coronavirus patients in hospital on 18 January.

In France, the country reported 26,788 between Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday’s figure is up from 22,948 reported the day before.

As at Wednesday morning, the country also reported 322 new deaths. Compared to last week Wednesday, cases are down sharply from the 2021 high of 31,519 registered.

The seven-day moving average of new cases dropped by 676 to 21,272 but remained above 21,000 for the eighth day in a row.

While England and France experienced flash drop, Greece has extended the lockdown in Athens region that was initially expected to end on 8 March. The lockdown had been extended to 16 March.

It comes as the country reported 2,702 daily infections on Wednesday, up from 2,353 the previous day. It is the highest daily figure reported this year.

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