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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

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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 chief medical officer for England has warned.

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

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