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Data analysis is revealing a second sharp drop in the number of people admitted to hospital in England with acute heart failure or a heart attack.

The decline began in October as the numbers of COVID-19 infections began to surge ahead of the second lockdown, which came into force in early November.

The findings, from a research group led by the University of Leeds, have been revealed in a letter to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The decline - 41 percent fewer people attending with heart failure and 34 percent with a ...