As the number of coronavirus infections continues to rise, senior doctors are warning that NHS beds are filling up fast.
On 1 October, 96 per cent of hospital beds in England were occupied.
There are currently 3,044 Covid patients in English hospitals, an increase of 1,995 from a week ago.
In Scotland, the number of Covid patients in hospital yesterday was 317, more than double the week before. In Wales, there were 277 patients yesterday, up 66 from a week before. While in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, there were 106 Covid patients in hospital, up from 89 a week before.
At the same time, the proportion of people being contacted by track and trace is going down, not up.