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More than half of ‘Covid hospitalisations’ tested positive after admission

New figures suggest vast numbers are being classed as hospitalised by Covid when they were admitted with other ailments, with the virus picked up by routine testing. Experts said it meant the national statistics, published daily on the government website and frequently referred to by ministers, may far overstate the levels of pressures on the NHS. The leaked data – covering all NHS trusts in England – show that, as of last Thursday, just 44 per cent of patients classed as being hospitalised with Covid had tested positive by the time they were admitted – Telegraph

Reported positive Covid tests fall for sixth day in a row – Times

UK house prices now 30 per cent higher than pre-2008 crisis peak – Guardian

Thousands of migrants gather on French coast ready to cross the Channel – Times

White House announces Covid travel restrictions will remain – Epoch Times

Simon Rattle avoids conducting at Last Night of the Proms because he thinks closing concert is ‘jingoistic’ – Mail

COMMENT

Tory biosurveillance fantasy is chilling and farcical in equal measure – Sherelle Jacobs, Telegraph

Will Harry’s self-serving book finally free Palace staff to set the record straight about how they survived working for the Sussexes? – Dan Wootton, Mail

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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