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The U.K. reported a further 938 deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday as the rate at which people are succumbing to the pandemic continues to increase.
Scientists predict the country will enter the peak of the outbreak over the next week and its partial lockdown is expected to be extended by weeks. About 19% more people perished yesterday compared with a day earlier.
The number of new cases is “not accelerating out of control” on a day-by-day basis, U.K. scientific adviser Angela McLean said at a press conference in Downing Street. In terms of hospitalizations, “the rate at which this is rising is definitely getting slower and it looks like we’re beginning to get towards a flat curve,” she said.
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