The Government’s chief scientific adviser has warned that the rising coronavirus rates in Spain and France have shown that mounting cases translate into more deaths.
Sir Patrick Vallance said that in Spain and France the spread began with younger people in their 20s but moved to older ages, which led to more patients being admitted to hospital.
He told a press briefing on Monday that this had “sadly but not unexpectedly” led to a rise in deaths.
Sir Patrick added: “It started with younger people in their 20s and spread gradually to older ages as well.
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