Dr Hilary explains the chances of anyone in the UK getting Covid-19 right now as the death toll drops to its lowest since the lockdown began


Dr Hilary Jones has revealed what are the chances of people in Britain now contracting Covid-19. Appearing on today’s installment of Good Morning Britain, the health care expert spoke to host Lorraine Kelly about the chances of catching the virus in the country right now.

It comes after the death toll fell below 100 for the first time since the lockdown began in March.

Data released on Sunday, June 7, showed that the number of deaths from coronavirus fell to 77.

In response to the number of double digits, Dr. Hilary provided an update on the likelihood of someone contracting coronavirus at this time.

“The prospect is that the chances of someone in the UK picking up coronavirus right now is one in 1,000,” he told viewers.

“What we do know is that the age groups most affected are much older – 70s, 80s, 90s. They are the ones we see the consequences of coronavirus in particular.

“Of course, there are rare cases among young people.”

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He then discussed the likelihood that children contracting the virus now schools have reopened.

He said: “It is not a childhood disease at all. The number of children affected is so small worldwide, and not just in this country.


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