Hadow Culture Secretary Jo Stevens is being treated in hospital for coronavirus, her team said

The Labor MP from Cardiff Central is said to have been “merged with Covid for a while”

On Saturday, the 54-year-old team tweeted: “Jo asked us to inform you that she is being treated in hospital for Covid. Thank you for all your good wishes We will give an update when we can ”

Union leader Sir Keir Starmer responded to the tweet saying: “Get well soon, Jo, dear friend and colleague”

First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “All of our thoughts and best wishes are with Jo for a speedy recovery

“Thank you to the Jo constituency team for continuing to support Cardiff Central voters during this difficult time”

Confirmed cases were higher than 50 for the fifth day in a row000 when British numbers hit a record high of 57 on Saturday725 laboratory-confirmed cases and a further 445 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were published

Hundreds of new vaccination sites are set to go live this week as the NHS steps up its vaccination program with the newly approved Oxford University and AstraZeneca Jab

As of Monday, around 530000 doses of the vaccine will be available for launch More than a million patients have already received their first dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, which was first approved by Medicines and Healthcare regulators

Health professionals have warned of increasing pressure on services with Professor Andrew Goddard, President of the Royal College of Physicians, telling the BBC that current case numbers are “fairly mild” compared to expectations for a week

Dr Shondipon Laha, an intensive care counselor in Lancashire, told the Sunday Telegraph: “The situation in hospitals in London is dire, but the situation across the country is only a few weeks back and London is not at its peak yet

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