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Up to 80% of the population is expected to be infected with Covid-19 over the next 12 months
The coronavirus epidemic in Britain will last until the spring of 2021 and may lead to hospitalization of 7.9 million people. Writes about this The guardian, citing a secret report for senior officials of the British National Health Service.
As noted, the government’s chief medical adviser previously described this figure as the worst-case scenario and suggested that the real number would be lower.
“It is expected that up to 80% of the population will be infected with Covid-19 over the next 12 months, and up to 15% (7.9 million people) may require hospitalization,” the document says.
However, it is estimated that approximately 500,000 of the 5 million people who work “in basic services and critical infrastructure” may become ill at any time during the month-long peak of the epidemic.
Recall in connection with coronavirus pandemic The British government plans to quarantine all citizens over 70 years of age. Minister of Health Matt Hancock emphasized that an official decision by the authorities about this will be announced in the coming weeks.