Britain’s daily coronavirus cases could reach 100,000 this summer, health secretary says – The Washington Post (Me: UK political leaders seem senselessly bound to risk health of British people again and again and again.)

Britain’s daily coronavirus cases could reach 100,000 this summer as the government moves to end nearly all covid-related restrictions later this month, the country’s health secretary said Tuesday.

Sajid Javid told BBC Radio that coronavirus case numbers, currently hovering around 25,000 each day, were expected to double ahead of the July 19 deadline to lift restrictions, as the more transmissible delta variant drives a new surge in infections.

“As we ease and go into the summer, we expect them to rise significantly, and they could go as high as 100,000 case numbers,” Javid said. Even at its worst peak in January, Britain’s daily cases never surpassed 60,000 a day. 

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