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Coronavirus daily: Chief scientific adviser says measures are 'making a difference'



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The UK's chief scientific adviser says that the social distancing and the staying at home measures set by the government are 'making a difference' in reducing the number of coronavirus transmission cases, which in turn will decrease the overall number of cases.

Sir Patrick Vallance said at the government's daily press conference: "We expect this to get worse over the next couple of weeks because there is a lag phase between people getting the disease and them turning up in hospital,

"So we expect to see a continuation of this at least over two or three weeks, then a stabilisation and a gradual decrease there after. The number of hospital admissions has gone up roughly the same amount each day, suggesting we are not on a fast acceleration at the moment."

Norfolk now has 133 confirmed cases, whereas Suffolk has 100.
Norfolk now has 133 confirmed cases, whereas Suffolk has 100.

Public Health England figures show that the total amount of UK cases is now at 22,141.

England has now had 18,594 cases, Scotland 1,563, Wales 1,451 and Northern Ireland 533.

Norfolk now has 133 confirmed cases, whereas Suffolk has 100.

Total deaths from the virus across the UK is now at 1,408, with 180 from the last 24-hour period – lower than the 209 deaths on Sunday and the 260 on Saturday.



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