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  • major concerns have been raised over tens of thousands of seriously ill people in England who may not be seeking help because of fears that they might catch the Corona virus in hospital.

  • All be a burden to the NHS.

  • The number of visits to A and E departments has fallen by more than half since the outbreak began.

  • Doctors worry that serious conditions like heart attacks and strokes are being overlooked.

  • There are concerns, too, that other treatments have had to be delayed while the NHS focuses on tackling the Corona virus.

  • Another 428 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number linked to Corona virus across the UK to 33,614.

  • His our health editor, Hugh Pin, Plenty of staff and not many patients.

  • It's got a little busier here in a any in recent days, but not much.

  • Like many other hospitals, they saw an astonishing drop in the number of patients coming through the doors last month.

  • April here was busy from a covert 19 perspective dealing with sick patients.

  • It was all very calm, controlled and safe, but we were busy from that perspective, but we saw a real drop off in demand of other types of patients that we usually see normally.

  • Assessment cubicles in a any would be pretty busy, but right now all these ones along here are empty there for non cove in patients.

  • It's a sign of how different things are right now.

  • Worry is that people who might need urgent care staying away because they're scared of catching the virus.

  • The message from all hospitals were open for business, and patients who need treatment should come in.

  • If you are concerned about having a stroke or heart attack, perhaps cancer do come forward on.

  • At the same time, the NHS will be redesigning the way in which services are offered to keep them safe.

  • The latest figures for England show that a any visits fell by nearly 57% in the year 2 April.

  • The monthly total was below 917,000 the lowest since records began in 2010.

  • There no comparable figures yet from other parts of the UK The number coming in for routine operations fell by nearly 1/3 in the year to March.

  • It was about the same in Scotland.

  • All non emergency surgery was postponed because the NHS needed to clear beds for Corona virus patients.

  • But that's left others like Helen frustrated.

  • She was told she needed a hysterectomy urgently in February.

  • It didn't happen, and she hasn't heard any more.

  • If something is being gradient is being budget for reasons, I think there are an awful lot of people who have various conditions that are being put it very, you know, great risk.

  • A further damage.

  • Que two, these precautions being taken.

  • Jane has been waiting since February for a gold bladder operation on Again, hasn't been told when it could happen.

  • I understand that this current situation that you know, I'm not a priority.

  • I understand that police.

  • It does concern me that I'd like to get it over and done with, really.

  • And you know, so that I feel that it won't build up again and there won't be any further problems.

  • NHS England has no told hospitals to restart non urgent operations and procedures, but patients will be instructed to self isolate for 14 days beforehand, along with members of their household, a reminder of the continuing concern about the possible spread of the virus.

  • Que pin BBC NEWS A new blood test which can detect whether someone has been infected with Corona virus, has been given the go ahead for use in England.

  • The antibody test has been developed by the Swiss drug company Roche.

  • Frontline workers will be the first to use it.

  • Scientists have called the move a very positive development, but it's not clear yet where the antibodies actually protect against a new infection.

  • His our medical correspondent Fergus Walsh.

  • It's what millions of Britons want to know.

  • Have they already had Corona virus?

  • Now it's possible to find out for sure.

  • With a blood test, it has to go through lab analysis.

  • This could be done by hand, like here at Imperial College London or in an automated process, like a new, highly accurate antibody test approved for use in the UK If you get infected with Corona virus, your immune system starts to produce antibodies.

  • These become part of your immune system's memory, so if you get exposed to the virus again, they should attack it.

  • But how much protection they'll give and how long that immunity will last is unclear for some coronaviruses We know that that protection can fade, and we know from experiments many years ago, for example, that is possible to reinfect individuals with exactly the same Corona virus maybe a year later, even though they developed antibodies to start with.

  • And so we have to be careful to assume that any antibody will last a long time.

  • Ross says.

  • It can provide hundreds of thousands of its antibody tests to the UK each week.

  • Pharmacies and health clinics could be involved in collecting blood samples.

  • I anticipate that it will be rapidly rolled out in the days and weeks to come as soon as it is practical to do so.

  • I also anticipate that the focus will be on the National Health Service.

  • On dawn.

  • Care is in the first instance.

  • There are several other types of antibody tests which only require a finger prick of blood, some of which are being trialed by NHS staff.

  • Despite buying 3.5 1,000,000 of them, the government concluded none was accurate enough.

  • This is another way of testing for antibodies.

  • You prick your thumb and then apply a blood sport to this piece of card, which is then sent off to a laboratory for very sophisticated analysis.

  • That dry spot blood test is being developed at Imperial College, London.

  • It's planning to send out 100,000 home testing antibody kits once they're proven to be accurate and easy to use.

  • The swap gets right to the back in this right both sides by your tonsils.

  • Remember, it's a swab test like this, which will show if your currently infected with Corona virus thanks very much so this remains crucial in preventing the spread of the virus well.

  • Meanwhile, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge off the scale of the Corona virus outbreak in England.

  • Official estimates suggest that during a two week period at the start of this month, nearly 150,000 people, or one in every 400 had covert 19.

  • Well, Fergus is here with me now and grisly.

  • These were not people in hospital or caroms.

  • Yes, this came from a survey off 11,000 volunteers around England who performed swab tests at home on from that at the Office for National Statistics has worked out that around one in 400 people in England at the moment have a current Corona virus infection.

  • That means outside of hospitals or care homes.

  • Your chances of bumping into somebody on the tube to train the bus in your daily life with Corona virus is quite low, but still 150,000 people.

  • Social distancing remains crucial because we don't know who those one in 400 people are.

  • Andi.

  • That's why testing and tracing people who have a current infection are vital if we're to bear down on the virus.

  • We also got more information today about those who are being worst affected by this virus.

  • And it seems that if you have diabetes, you are particularly vulnerable.

  • Yes, one in four deaths so far in English hospitals off people who had diabetes.

  • Now, in most of people with diabetes over 65 where most of the deaths are with Corona virus, it's about one in eight.

  • People have diabetes, but one in four deaths, so double the background proportion.

  • Now.

  • We don't know why that is, but we know that diabetes can lead to a weakened immune response.

  • One other thing.

  • Sophie, 19 out of 20 deaths so far, and all those people have had some kind of underlying health condition, like heart disease or lung disease.

  • Faggots.

major concerns have been raised over tens of thousands of seriously ill people in England who may not be seeking help because of fears that they might catch the Corona virus in hospital.

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