UK COULD HAVE 50.000 CASES A DAY BY MID-OCTOBER, SCIENTISTS SAY


22/09/2020




İrem UZUN -TDO- The UK has “turned a corner” for the worse and is on course for up to 50,000 new daily cases of Covid-19 by mid-October, which could lead to 200 deaths a day by the following month, the government’s chief scientific and medical advisers have warned. 

Deaths will also rise to 200 deaths by mid-November if the current trend continues unabated, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and the UK's Government's Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said during a nationally televised press conference on Monday morning. "If that continues unabated and this grows, doubling every seven days… If that continued, you would end up with something like 50,000 cases in the middle of October per day. The challenge, therefore, is to make sure the doubling time does not stay at seven days," they said. Whitty emphasized speed and action was required to avoid exponential growth of the virus.

Boris Johnson will chair a Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms (COBRA) meeting on Tuesday morning “to discuss what next steps may be required in the coronavirus response”.


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