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Over 10,000 citizens could have taken coronavirus in UK (authorities)

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — British authorities believe that from 5 to 10 thousand people can be infected with the new coronavirus in the country. This was announced by government scientific adviser Patrick Vallance on Thursday at a press conference in London.

“At present, about 590 cases have been confirmed in the UK and more than 20 people are in intensive care units. If we consider what exactly this means in terms of absolute numbers, then most likely we have from 5 to 10 thousand infected at the moment. man, “he said.

According to expert estimates, the country is separated from the peak of an outbreak of coronavirus infection for more than two months. “We think that up to a peak it can remain from 10 to 14 weeks, maybe a little longer,” the expert noted. “About 95% of people are projected to be infected within nine weeks before or after the peak, and about 50% within four weeks before or after the peak,” Vallance said.

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