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23 April 2020updated 04 Sep 2021 12:52pm

The coronavirus peak may have passed, but it depends on where you live

By Samuel Horti

Over the past week, leading officials including chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty have said the UK is likely moving through the peak of the coronavirus. Over that same period, the number of new daily cases has trended downwards. So are we now able to say the peak has passed? 

It depends on where you live, writes New Statesman data journalist Ben Walker today. London, for example, saw the biggest surge in patients at the end of March and start of April, and is now seeing the fastest drop. Meanwhile, hospital patients in Scotland, Wales and the south-east of England are near-unchanged compared with last week.

You can read Ben’s analysis in full here.

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