UK will have done well if fewer than 20,000 die, NHS medical director says

Published March 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters 

LONDON  – The United Kingdom will have done well if it comes through the coronavirus crisis with fewer than 20,000 deaths, Stephen Powis, the national medical director of the National Health Service, said on Saturday.

FILE PHOTO: National Medical Director of NHS England Stephen Powis attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 21, 2020. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)
FILE PHOTO: National Medical Director of NHS England Stephen Powis attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 21, 2020. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)

Powis, speaking at a news conference in Downing Street, said that intensive care units were not yet full in London. He said the health service was preparing operating theaters and recovery areas to take critically ill patients.

 
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