London expected to be ‘virus-free’ by June as coronavirus cases fall to 24 a day
According to media reports, the city of London has recorded just 24 new cases of coronavirus in a single day and could be expected to be virus-free in a period of a fortnight, according to new reports.
Research by Public Health England and Cambridge University says that the reproduction rate has decreased to 0.4 from 2.8 prior to the lockdown.
This indicates that every ten people who catch the virus pass it on to just four others near them.
The Telegraph reported that this fall means that the number of new cases reported in London is now splitting every 3.5 days.
During the height of the crisis, the number of people infected per day in the capital stood during 213,000, and that amount fell to about 10,000 after the lockout was enforced.
But levels differ greatly across the world , meaning that there is still a significant risk of infection for the Brits.
Coronavirus deaths in the UK have risen to 33,614 in the wake of 428 more deaths reported yesterday.
A total of 233,151 individuals across Britain have now tested positive for Covid-19 which is up from Wednesday’s 3,446 cases.
London was the epicenter of the outbreak in the United Kingdom at one point, but now it is doing better than the nation as a whole, which currently has a “R” rating of 0.75, says the media source.
Taken together, the North East and Yorkshire have the highest cases in any country, at 0.8, and witnessing about 4,320 infections every day.
Second is the North West, which sees 2,380 infections every day, while all other areas see less than 1,500 infections.
Speaking to the Telegraph, the body’s director for the European region, Dr Hans Kluge, said: “I’m really worried about a double wave in the fall.
“People think lockdown is finished. Nothing has changed.
“The full disease control package has to be in place. That’s the key message.”
He added that before a vaccine was established the countries would have to proceed “gradually and carefully.”