Covid-19: UK could face 50,000 cases a day by October without action – Vallance – BBC News

“Speed” and “action” are required to halt the rise in cases, the UK’s chief scientific adviser warns.

Sir Patrick Vallance said that “would be expected to lead to about 200 deaths per day” a month after that.

It comes as the PM prepares to chair a Cobra emergency committee meeting on Tuesday morning, followed by a statement in the House of Commons.

On Sunday, a further 3,899 daily cases and 18 deaths were reported in the UK.

Speaking at Downing Street alongside chief medical adviser, Prof Chris Whitty, Sir Patrick stressed the figures given were not a prediction, but added: “At the moment we think the epidemic is doubling roughly every seven days.

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