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UK says 12% of England's critical care beds occupied by coronavirus patients

LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) - Around 12% of adult critical care beds in hospitals in England are occupied by patients with COVID-19, a that number is expected to rise drastically, England's deputy chief medical officer, Jenny Harries, said.

"In England, only 12% of adult critical care beds are currently occupied with covid patients. That will change drastically as we go through the epidemic," Harries said at a news conference on Sunday. (Reporting by Elizabeth Howcroft; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)