Home Coronavirus UK 'may have up to 55,000 coronavirus cases already'

UK ‘may have up to 55,000 coronavirus cases already’

the government’s chief scientific adviser has suggested that there could already be as many as 55,000 cases of COVID-19 in the UK.

This news comes as the official number of UK coronavirus cases reported has reached 1,950; up 407 cases in 24 hours, the number of confirmed deaths will be announced later today.

Sir Patrick Vallance Appeared before the health select committee, where he was asked how accurate it was to assume that 1 in every 1000 cases of the coronavirus resulted in death.

Because if this was the case, that would mean the current number of COVID-19 cases would be closer to 55,000, than the current reported number of 1,950.

To this question, Vallance replied:

“We’ve tried to get a handle on that in Sage (the scientific advisory group for emergencies) and if you put all the modelling information together, that’s a reasonable ballpark way of looking at it.”

“It’s not more accurate than that.”

NHS chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens, has said that all non-urgent surgery will be suspended for 3 months from 15 April.

Britons are also being advised to avoid all non-essential foreign travel for 30 days due to coronavirus.

More to Come soon…

Stay up to date on Covid-19 & the latest news

Find out when the next case is confirmed near you

By ticking this box you agree to receive email or push notifications when the latest news is announced

Our Previous articles on Coronavirus:

7.9 million could be hospitalised due to Coronavirus outbreak

Schools are to send children home if they have a cough

35 in the UK have died, with 1,391 cases of the coronavirus

PM: UK will not be closing all schools

10 deaths as coronavirus cases in the UK reaches 590

Fatalities in Italy rise to 631, with 10,000 people infected with COVID-19

East London firm looking for COVID-19 vaccine test subjects

Fourth UK coronavirus death confirmed in Wolverhampton

180 Soldiers reportedly dead in North Korea due to COVID-19

HSBC evacuates Canary Wharf office because of coronavirus

Sick pay from day one for Brits who self-isolate over coronavirus

Eve Cooper
Eve Cooper
I've been writing articles and stories for as long as I can remember and in the past few years I've had the fortune of turning that love & passion for writing into my job 🙂

Breaking News Today is a small UK business struggling to stay afloat during COVID lockdown. If you enjoyed this article or found it useful please subscribe to all of our social media outlets.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected


Must Read

Four people have died in a large explosion near Bristol

There have been four deaths after a large explosion that has occurred at a sewage plant in the suburb of Avonmouth, near...

UK supermarkets to return £1.3bn in COVID-19 business rates relief

Another of the major chains pledges to hand back cash as a growing number of retailers explain why they won't follow suit

Care homes in Wales ‘cannot’ receive vaccine at this stage

Wales' chief medical officer says the government is "currently exploring ways" to get the vaccine to residents of care homes in the...

Who will receive the Pfizer vaccine first in the UK revealed

Age was the single most important factor, and everyone older than 50 will get the Pfizer vaccine by the time the end...