Hospitals under pressure again as Covid admissions rise sharply – BBC News

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    As coronavirus cases rise sharply, hospitals are once again under pressure throughout the UK and NHS staff are having to juggle competing demands. Hospital admissions are still far below the peak in April but they have been rising, with more than 1,000 patients admitted every day. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by medical editor Fergus Walsh, cameraman Adam Walker and producer Nicki Stiastny from Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

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