Professor Angela McLean stated that the spread of the coronavirus is under control within Britain at the Government’s daily briefing on Wednesday. Speaking at Downing Street, Professor McLean referred to the lack of acceleration in cases as good news. The amount of COVID-19 cases in the capital is slowing down and, as a result, the beginning of a flat curve could be seen in the graphs presented by Professor McLean.
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Professor McLean said: “This count of new cases in the UK day by day over the last few weeks is not accelerating out of control.
“Yesterday there were 5,492 new cases and the spread of this virus is not accelerating and that is good news.
“What is recorded here is people on hospital beds with COVID-19.
“The highest of those is in London.
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Professor Angela McLean
McLean referred to the lack of acceleration in cases as good news
“This is a slower responding record of infections.
“What we see is the rate that this is rising is definitely getting slower and it looks like we are beginning to get towards a flat curve there which of course is what we have all wanted.”
At the time of writing, Britain has the 8th highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.
The UK has more than 60,000 cases in total.
The death toll in Britain is currently higher than 7,000.
A total of 135 people have recovered from the virus in the UK.
There were a total of 938 new deaths from COVID-19 in Britain today.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still in intensive care suffering from coronavirus symptoms.
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Worldwide there have been more than 1,450,000 COVID-19 cases.
The death toll has reached more than 85,000 at the time of writing.
More than 315,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.
The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 406,000 confirmed cases.