The British have stopped the fall in coronavirus cases for the first time in months – risking another 30,000 deaths, experts said.
Senior science advisers said that infection rates had stopped dropping for the first time in months due to the resumption of the meetings.
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Experts advising the ministers warned that infections have been “stable” or “maybe a little more” in recent weeks, with new confirmed cases remaining at an incidence level of around 1,000 per day.
And scientists at The Independent Sage, which is separate from the team of experts advising the government, say current levels could cause another 30,000 deaths and have urged people to follow the rules.
It comes after the British, locked in weary lockouts, flocked to beaches and parks during a 33 ° C heat wave this week.
And a senior government science advisor told The Mirror, “This is not a party, now is the time to be very careful with this new version of the measures.”
He added, “Determining the acceptable incidence is the responsibility of the government.”
It precedes government plans to unblock Britain on July 4, with pubs and restaurants open for the first time in three months.
Non-essential schools and businesses have already been opened, but recreation centers still don’t have the green light.
“KEEP THIS TREND DOWN”
Independent Safe Group professor Christina Pagel of University College London said: “New daily infections have stopped their downward trend and have been stable for the past few weeks.
“I think Chris Whitty said recently that he expects this level to continue for about nine months over the next year.
“If we continue with 100 to 150 deaths a day, it’s more than 30,000 dead.
“I think we have to really, really keep this downward trend.”
He also estimated that NHS Test and Trace only reached a third of symptomatic cases of Covid-19 and obtained details of the contacts.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) surveillance study estimated Thursday that new infections have been stable at more than 3,000 per day for the past two weeks for which data are available. They have been declining since April.
But different government figures suggest that cases continue to drop by 2-4% per day.
The government adviser said: “It is quite possible that this is a real flattening and this could be due to an increase in contacts. ”
A draft note dated May 20 in documents released today by the Scientific Emergency Advisory Group [SAGE] who advises the government recommended, “Decrease the daily incidence of symptomatic cases in all regions of the United Kingdom until the target acceptable incidence is reached, then the incidence kept below this target.”
“This objective remains to be specified and must be specified. We suggest 1,000 new cases of symptomatic swabs per day in the UK. ”
She then added that this acceptable level would be a “political decision”.
This comes after the British flouted social distancing measures and packed beaches nationwide as temperatures have risen to 33 ° C in recent days.
Bournemouth said a major incident on Thursday after emergency services struggled to cope with the crowd of sun seekers coming down to the beach.
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Meanwhile, a beach fight broke out among a group of up to 200 youth in Exmouth.
And Matt Hancock threatened the public with beach closings if he continued to ignore government advice.
Current coronavirus laws mean that it is still illegal for members of different households to meet in groups of more than six people.