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Covid: NHS in crisis mode as hospitals told to discharge patients where possible

NHS England asks hospitals to free up beds as estimated daily Omicron cases hit 200,000

The NHS was put on a crisis footing tonight as hospitals in England were told to discharge as many patients as possible while estimated daily Omicron cases hit 200,000 and the variant claimed its first life in the UK.

Amid a scramble for tests and booster jabs, the country’s doctors called for further restrictions to be imposed to stem the rise in cases and Downing Street did not rule out fresh measures.

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