By Connor Boyd Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 09:06 BST, 3 June 2020 | Updated: 09:16 BST, 3 June 2020
Coronavirus infections in care homes are continuing to spill into the community and will keep daily cases steady until September, 'Professor Lockdown' Neil Ferguson has warned.
The Imperial College London scientist - whose grim modelling of the pandemic has been used to steer the Government through the crisis - said he was ‘shocked’ by how badly the sector had been protected during the crisis
He claimed the R rate - the average number of people a Covid patients infects - would remain only marginally below 1 because staff were still carrying the disease out of the homes.
Professor Ferguson suggested that infections could spiral back out