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Number of people in hospital with coronavirus at its highest level in England since March

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The number of people in hospital with coronavirus in England is at it's highest level since March, according to new NHS figures.

It comes as the highly transmissible Omicron variant continues to rip through the country. The latest figure is up by 27 per cent from the week before, and is the highest number recorded since March 5. READ MORE:One of the very first signs you may have the Omicron variant During the second wave of coronavirus, the number peaked at 34,336 on January 18.

In London, 2,640 people were in hospital with Covid-19 on December 27, up 45% week-on-week, and the highest number since February 22.

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