Doctors say they are dealing with a mental-health crisis while patients shun routine appointments.
The virus appears to be making people's blood much more sticky, medical experts say.
The figure is now much closer to one - the point at which the virus starts spreading rapidly.
Six rhesus macaque monkeys were vaccinated and then exposed to the virus.
Babies born to surrogate mothers are stuck in Ukraine due to coronavirus lockdown measures.
Hospitals face another "crucial test" when outpatient clinics and operations resume, health unions say.
Trauma experts say NHS staff are a high-risk group for PTSD in the aftermath of the pandemic....
Liz from Hull is undergoing chemotherapy and has seen support services cut back.
The estimate is based on tests on 11,000 people from 5,000 households over the past two weeks.
Medics at the Royal Sussex County Hospital tell the BBC about the pressures of treating Covid-19.
But the health minister denies the government had "bad advice" not to lock them down earlier.
The test, now approved in the UK, can tell who has had Covid-19 - but gives no guarantee they are immune.