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  • well hospital admissions are rising rapidly.

  • More than two thirds of them yesterday were in the north of England, where infection rates are much higher than the rest of the UK.

  • Health leaders have warned that the numbers going into hospital in some places there are at similar levels to the peak on.

  • They've expressed alarm at the trend on the infection rate is rising on average across England, there are now 55 cases per 100,000 people.

  • But across northern England the situation is much worse.

  • Look at the figures.

  • Manchester Area has recorded 561 cases per 100,000 in Liverpool.

  • It's 516 per 100,000 on now.

  • There are signs often increased further south in the Midlands and the East Midland's, with Nottingham at 440 cases per 100,000 people.

  • Our correspondent Dan Johnson spent the day there.

  • In some of our biggest cities, there is fear.

  • It's terrifying because we don't know how long this is going to go on for it.

  • I didn't really want to come here today because they've gone up so much, but we risk step.

  • There are appeals firm or action way have got to do something.

  • I don't know where we're going to go down.

  • Hopefully not a full lock down again like we did last time.

  • But who knows just the restrictions just to get it over with.

  • Reduce the spread for a while.

  • I mean, it's no idea.

  • It's not great.

  • It's not what I would like and calls for greater clarity.

  • I look at what you know the Scots are doing, and that seems to be clearer messaging from, you know, Scottish government.

  • But that's a different issue himself.

  • But clear messaging.

  • It's the balance between public health and keeping the economy going.

  • How long is it going to go on for?

  • If people are not taking it seriously, That's what I'm worried about.

  • A lot.

  • Case numbers have surged here, pushing Nottingham to fifth highest in England.

  • This has been the quietest day since we opened in July and Sam is seeing the impact.

  • I think that is because of the rising cases.

  • I'm sure that that's people are just more cautious about coming into the city, you know, spreading anything catching anything.

  • But over the last few days they have increased exponentially.

  • So those in charge are asking for tighter rules.

  • Whatever restrictions come in, I would plead with the government to make them straight forward, to make them easy to understand people.

  • Some people are small.

  • Number of people are ignoring the restrictions now, but others are confused.

  • I've had many emails this morning already asking me what people should do in Leeds.

  • Extra measures are already in place, but cases have kept rising.

  • We just hope it doesn't come come to that.

  • Come back to a full lock down again, where people could at least come and have some sort of, um, socialize in some sort of eaten our experience.

  • It's very sad because we are old.

  • Our lives are our Children and grandchildren.

  • We can't see them.

  • I don't see how they can restrict me even more.

  • I don't mind if they close pubs off together.

  • But back in the Midlands, there are voices urging a different approach.

  • All that you're doing is stopping business, stopping people enjoying themselves.

  • And we have achieved nothing as far as I can say.

  • So what do you think should happen?

  • Um, let things go back to normal.

  • Take all the restrictions away, but further measures are coming as this city on others struggled to keep the virus under control.

  • Don Johnson, BBC News, Nottingham Ondas Dan hinted there.

  • Restrictions for parts of England are expected to be tightened next Monday, including the possibility of closing pubs and restaurants.

  • Government is set to introduce a tiered approach in which different parts of England are placed in different categories.

  • Labor has demanded to see the scientific evidence behind the 10 p.m. curfew rule on its accused, the prime minister off Lacking clarity in his handling of the pandemic, our political editor, Laura Ginsburg, has this report masks in the morning morning for the common speaker and his entourage, a sign you can see that once more the pandemic is at the front of parliament's mind.

  • Questions the prime minister with doubts here over whether ministers strategy is really working it all.

  • 20 local areas in England has been under restrictions for two months.

  • Prime minister in 19 of those 20 areas, infection rates have gone up.

  • Something's gone wrong here.

  • I wish I could pretend Mr Speaker that everything was going to be rosy in the Midlands or indeed in London, Mr speaker, where last.

  • We're also seeing infections rise.

  • And that's why we need a concerted national effort, not enough for labor.

  • So will he level with the people of very badly and Bolton and tell them what does he actually think?

  • The problem is here.

  • What we're doing is a combination off national on local measures, which one week, Mr Speaker, he comes to this house on supports on the next week.

  • Mysteriously, he decides to whisk his support away, whether in Sunderland or suffered more than 17 million people in the UK or living with extra limits already nearly 13 million in England.

  • But as the disease still spreads, might there be more?

  • Everyone around here is desperate to avoid another national lock down.

  • But with cases still rising, further clampdowns are likely to be on the way.

  • The Treasury is nervous about extra rules choking off the economy, so he's looking at extra support for pubs in the north of England and beyond if they had to close.

  • For their part, the Department of Health is keen on a system of different tiers where parts of the country would be put into different clear categories.

  • But the opposition and Tory MPs are getting mawr and more skeptical as each day goes by of whatever the government's proposing, There are a lot of complicated factors here on number 10 is yet to decide.

  • And as the need toe act further seems to become more argent in Westminster, tensions are rising among the politicians will have to deal with restrictions on the ground.

  • Too much is being decided behind closed doors without the detail being provided toe council leaders and mayors on.

  • But that is not acceptable given the seriousness of the situation.

  • The government's clearly moving to a different phase of coping with covert, but with no announcements, perhaps until Monday.

  • For the detail, you'll have to wait.

  • Laura Ginsburg, BBC News.

  • Westminster.

  • So look at the latest official coronavirus state of from the government it chose, uh, there were 14,162 new coronavirus infections recorded in the latest 24 hour period.

  • A similar number two yesterday.

  • It means the average number of new cases reported per day in the past week is 13,000 and two.

  • Hospital admissions jumped significantly on Sunday.

  • Now, on average, 496 people are being admitted every day over the past week on this number does not include Scotland.

  • 70 deaths have been reported that people who died within 28 days off the positive covert test again, a similar number two yesterday means on average, in the past week, 53 deaths were announced every day, which takes the total number of deaths so far across the UK to 42,000 500 on 15.

  • So with those official statistics in front of us who claim is back with me, our health editor, we're talking about rising numbers off cases.

  • Rising numbers of hospital admissions on alarm is being expressed the senior levels.

  • That's right, Hugh.

  • Tonight the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, representing medical profession leaders, has come out and said that unless people follow very carefully the lock down rules in their area on social distancing guidelines, then quotes there's a real danger of the NHS being unable to cope on.

  • Possibly if admission numbers carry on going up being overwhelmed quotes, we could soon be back where we were in April.

  • Earlier, NHS providers representing trusts in England sounded a similar warning.

  • Chris Hops and the chief executive said although admission numbers each day are well below what they were at the peak that conceals regional variations and that health leaders in the north of England were saying that admissions were rising so rapidly that they feared current restrictions weren't working and more was needed.

  • Now, as we've been hearing, there's a big debate going on across government in England about precisely what restrictions might be introduced next week.

  • The interests of the economy being considered to get the balance right there.

  • But certainly Whitehall sources are indicating tonight that these warnings from the north of England about hospital numbers are a cause for concern.

  • Hugh Many, thanks again up in our health editor.

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