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Britain could be facing more than 100 daily deaths from coronavirus in just three or four weeks, scientists have warned.
Top government scientist Graham Medley, who sits on SAGE, made the dire prediction as the UK's case numbers continue to soar.
Professor Medley said reaching triple-figure daily deaths is now "inevitable," a number the UK has not touched since the pandemic took hold in April.
He told BBC 4 scientists arrived at the figure assuming a virus death rate of one per cent and 10,000 new infections being reported daily.
Based on available data the World Health Organisation says the death rate from coronavirus stands between 0.5% and 1%.
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