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1 graph shows how far COVID-19 cases have soared in the UK since the more contagious variant was discovered

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across Westminster bridge in central London on January 8, 2021, as England entered a third lockdown.
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The number of new coronavirus cases has soared - almost doubled - since the new, more infectious variant was announced on December 14, according to stats from the UK government.
The UK government tightened restrictions in December and enforced a national lockdown on January 4 to try to curb the virus' spread following the variant's discovery.
The variant is called B.1.1.7 or VUI 202012/01 - Variant Under Investigation...
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UK hospitals are so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients the government is transferring them to hotels

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A medic walks beside an ambulance at the Royal London Hospital in London, England.
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Hospitals in the UK are so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients that thousands will be sent to stay in hotels, The Guardian reported.
King's College Hospital in south London has already moved some patients to a nearby hotel, the newspaper reported.
Thousands more will be transferred under the NHS "home and hotel" plan to make room for emergency cases in hospitals, The Guardian said.
Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, told Sky News on Wednesday that "in some cases...
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