Experts’ Covid warning as hospital cases almost double

A summer wave of Covid-19 is likely to be on the way, according to some of the country’s leading medical professionals.

Experts said they are waiting to see what the next wave will look like as coronavirus cases in hospital continue to rise.

The number of people in hospital who have tested positive for the disease rose to 360 today – almost double the 181 inpatients with the virus two weeks ago.

In the same time period, Covid-positive intensive care numbers have increased from 18 to 23.

Statistically, around half of coronavirus patients in hospital are incidental cases – and were not admitted because of the virus.