THE UK’S coronavirus infection rate has “stopped rising”
London — THE UK’S coronavirus infection rate has “stopped rising” says Professor Anglea McLean, the deputy chief scientific advisor.
This comes despite the death toll reaching at least 16,509 after 449 more fatalities in the UK in the last 24 hours.
A study has estimated that deaths in care homes alone could be as high as 6,000.
Professor Anglea McLean said the rate of infection was “pretty much stable and flat.”
Speaking at today’s Downing Street press conference, she said the number of people being treated in hospital for COVID-19 was also stable across the UK, after falling in London for the past seven days.
More than 500,000 tests have been carried out in Britain with 19,316 taking place yesterday.
— Public Health England (@PHE_uk) April 20, 2020