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Coronavirus: Hospitals

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 36824, tabled on 14 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the number of patients who are in (a) hospital and (b) an intensive therapy unit with covid-19 as on 14 July 2022.

Answered on

18 August 2022

We continue to monitor prevalence of COVID-19 and other factors, such as hospital and intensive care unit admissions to ensure the response remains effective and proportionate. However, the success of the COVID-19 booster and vaccination programme and the availability of antiviral treatments for those most vulnerable to infection has ensured a reduced risk of severe illness or hospitalisation.