Covid hospital cases in UK ‘could pass spring peak in November’

Posted by on October 28, 2020 5:50 am
Categories: Global Stories

Government adviser suggests new lockdown measures needed to curb rise

The number of coronavirus patients in UK hospitals could pass the spring peak by the end of November without further lockdown measures, a leading government scientific adviser has warned.

Sir Mark Walport, a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said it was “not unrealistic” that there would be 25,000 people in hospital with Covid by the end of next month – higher than the April peak.

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