UK could have 50,000 Covid cases a day by mid-October, says chief medical officer

Country should be prepared for significant restrictions for next six months, says Chris Whitty

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

The country should be prepared for significant restrictions for the next six months, over the winter period where the virus can be expected to flourish, Dr Chris Whitty said.

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