Could UK coronavirus deaths be lower than feared?

Could UK coronavirus deaths be lower than feared? If Britain follows China's trajectory, only 5,700 not 20,000 are expected to die and the peak will be a week on Sunday, experts say The new paper compares the death rates for confirmed Covid-19 cases in China with eight other countries The estimates for the UK - if it follows the same trajectory as China - shows the UK could have 5,700 deaths, and the peak would be 260 deaths on April 5 The estimates in the paper also show that would have 28,000 deaths and Spain would have 46,000 fatalities - the highest in Europe Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Joe Middleton For Mailonline

Published: 02:02 GMT, 27 March 2020 | Updated: 02:18 GMT, 27 March 2020

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New research shows that if Britain follows the same trajectory as China then 5,700 people, not 20,000, are expected to die - and the peak with be a week on Sunday.

A new paper by Tom Pike, from Imperial College London, compares deaths for confirmed Covid-19 cases in China with eight other countries - all of which have implemented some form of social distancing measures.

The estimates for the UK - if it follows the same trajectory as China - shows the UK could have 5,700 deaths, and the peak would be 260 fatalities on April 5.

The estimates for the UK - if it follows the same trajectory as China - shows the UK could have 5,700 deaths, and the peak would be 260 fatalities on April 5

The estimates for the UK - if it follows the same

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