The NHS is well prepared for the increase in winter related health problems which are typical at this time of year.
Our weekly published figures show the number of beds closed across the NHS due to norovirus symptoms is around two per cent.
This compares to 2.9 per cent of beds that were closed during the peak of norovirus cases last winter.
As cases of the norovirus soar across the UK, fresh guidance is issued by clinicians on how to treat the symptoms.
The number of confirmed cases of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus, is 72% higher than at this time last year, health experts have said.