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ICU cases in northern England could pass peak in 22 days, MPs told

Leaked slides also show 40% of under-30s with Covid caught it in hospitality venue

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The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care in the north of England will surpass the April peak if infections continue rising at the current rate, scores of MPs have been warned in a briefing chaired by Chris Whitty and a government minister.

According to leaked slides, MPs were also shown early research by Public Health England showing that 41% of under-30s with Covid contracted it in a pub, bar, restaurant or cafe. A quarter of infections across all ages originated from those settings, the MPs were told.

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