NEW advice to help slow the spread of coronavirus has been announced, after figures show that new cases could reach 50,000-a-day by next month.
The chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, and government scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance spoke at a press event today (September 21) where they addressed the spread of the virus.
Current figures show that around 6,000 people are contracting the virus each day , and if the rate continues to rise without action being taken – cases could reach 50,000 per day.
In the past week 51 new cases have been reported in Barnsley which brings the total to 2,328.
Sir Patrick Vallance said: "50,000 cases per day would be expected to lead to 200 or more deaths per-day in November.”