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Sky News 13 Jan 2021

COVID-19: Children's ward taken over by adult patients on ventilators


Sky News has been given access to a children's ward with no children in it.

Instead every bed is taken by patients with COVID.

It comes as a record 1,564 coronavirus deaths have were in the UK - the highest daily figure since the pandemic began.

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Dr Tildesley also suggested the government may have decided to present the early data to encourage people to follow England's coronavirus restrictions.
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