Coronavirus hospital admissions will be at ‘critical stage in 10 days’

Hospital admissions for coronavirus will be at a "critical stage" in as little as 10 days, a health minister warned today.

Nadine Dorries also said "we must do all we can" to stop hospitals from being overwhelmed.

The Tory released a stark warning that more national measures will be coming for the UK.

She said: "Those who now claim that further measures are not needed, will in about ten days from now, when hospital admissions are at a critical stage argue that we didn't do enough.

"We must do all we can to prevent our ICUs NHS from becoming overwhelmed."

Her comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly prepares to place parts of the north east into another lockdown.

Pubs, restaurants and bars in Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle are expected to be ordered to shut their doors from Monday, following Covid-19 cases surging.

Ms Dorries, who was one of the first to contract the virus in Westminster in March, has hit back at criticism today, reports The Sun.

A doctor warned today the number of Covid patients receiving treatment in intensive car units has soared by 700 per cent.

Despite the number of cases and admissions rising, deaths still remain low to what they were during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The UK saw 70 new deaths and 14,162 cases yesterday.

However it is estimated that the UK was being hit by 100,000 cases a day at the height of the pandemic in March.

Professor Stoke-Lampard said transmission of the virus "could get out of control" when speaking to BBC Breakfast.

He said: "We will be getting more data later today but all of the indications are not looking good.

"In the last month alone we have gone from a few hundred people a day in hospital with coronavirus, to thousands.

"Right now we have got over 3,100 people in hospital with coronavirus around the UK.

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"Actually 500 of those are in ITU beds. That's really worrying."

There are concerns the NHS could be overwhelmed if case numbers rise in the weeks to come.

Reports state Boris intends to unveil a simplified three-tier lockdown code next week.

Tier 1 will see current social distancing measures, including pub 10pm curfews and the 'rule of six'.

Tier 2 will have the same restrictions plus a ban on households mixing.

Whereas, Tier 3 will include pubs, restaurants and other hospitality businesses shutting.

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