A leaked document from the British government warns that 80 per cent of the country’s population is expected to be infected with Covid-19. According to a media report, this document also states that 15.9% of all these patients, i.e. 70.9 lakh people, will need to be hospitalized.
On Sunday, Metro Newspaper quoted a document from Public Health England saying, “80% are expected to be infected with Covid-19 in the next 12 months, of which 15% will need to be hospitalized.”
The revelation comes at a time when 232 cases of coronavirus in the UK have risen and 14 people have died. As of Sunday, a total of 1,372 cases have been confirmed here and 35 have died.
This document has been prepared by the emergency team and the response team. The same has been approved by Susan Hopkins, a leading official working on the epidemic in Britain.