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Coronavirus UK LIVE: Top doc warns death rate to ‘worsen’ in TWO weeks after Covid-19 fatalities rise by 209 in 24 hours

The Sun

THE Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England has said the UK coronavirus death rate will get progessively 'worse' in the next two weeks.

At today's press briefing Dr Jenny Harries revealed her predictions after Covid-19 related deaths in the UK increased by 209, with the total now standing at 1,228.

Dr Harries went on to say the lockdown would be "reviewed" after three weeks but that it would be "quite dangerous" for things to return to normal after that.

Today, the coronavirus briefing was hosted by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

He previously spoke at the conference last Sunday, alongside the Prime Minister and Dr Harries.

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