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England Faces Up to 200 Daily Covid Deaths When Peak Hits

  • Hospitals likely to see 1,000-2,000 virus admissions per day
  • Johnson confirms curbs to end July 19 but urges public caution
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U.K.'s Johnson Says 'This Pandemic Is Not Over,' Urges Caution
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England is facing multiple “major risks” after pandemic restrictions are lifted next week -- including hospitals coming under intense pressure, a new vaccine-resistant variant emerging, and as many as 200 Covid-19 deaths per day.

New data from government scientific advisers suggests the picture could be far worse if the public immediately abandons basic precautions, such as wearing face coverings on trains, when the rules are eased on July 19.