It could take up to six months to quash the Coronavirus according to Dr Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer for England.who added that she anticipated our numbers will get worse over the next week, possibly two
“This is not to say we would be in complete lockdown for six months, but as a nation we have to be really, really responsible and keep doing what we’re all doing until we’re sure we can gradually start lifting various interventions which are likely to be spaced – based on the science and our data – until we gradually come back to a normal way of living.” she tole the Daily Press Conference
The U.K. coronavirus death toll is now 1,228, the Department of Health have announced said.209 people have been added to the casualty list in the last 24 hours.The patients were aged between 39 and 105. All but for of them had underlying health problems. The four that did not have heath problems were aged between 57 and 87.
19,522 people have tested positive for the disease from 127,737 tests,
Meanwhile a report from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre showed the mortality rate for coronavirus patients placed in intensive care is running close to 50 percent with males more likely to die than females
The U.K. has now hit 10,000 tests a day for the first time, Michael Gove announced on Sky News this morning.
The government’s ambition is to increase testing to 25,000 a day, and then 250,000 a day at a later stage. By comparison, Germany is currently conducting half a million tests per week.
The number of people who have volunteered to help the NHS fight the coronavirus has hit 750,000, the Royal Voluntary Service announced — three times the initial target.