8 Jan 2021

Hospitals struggling as UK records highest Covid daily deaths toll

Home Affairs Correspondent

London’s Mayor has declared a “major incident”,  meaning emergency services are in danger of being unable to cope.

The London Ambulance Service is under severe pressure and patient levels in the capital’s hospitals are higher than at the peak of the first wave back in April.

The UK-wide figures released today are causing alarm, with Wales’ first minister announcing further tightening of restrictions.

We spent the day in a South Wales A&E in Merthyr Tydfil.