Coronavirus: Intensive care doctor 'can't remember losing this many patients in a week'

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the UK, hospitals are dealing with an ever-increasing demand on their resources.

Dr Jenny Abthorpe, an intensive care unit registrar who works in a large teaching hospital in London.

She has written a diary for Sky News about what is happening on the frontline.

Today I went to work, cycling down the country lanes to the train station and stopping briefly to appreciate the dawn chorus.

The station is deserted. I feel like a...
source: The Sky News

2020-04-09 04:47
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