SAGE said 59,000 people could die with Covid-19 over summer in ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’

Scientific advisers to the government set out a “reasonable worst-case scenario” of 59,000 coronavirus deaths in the UK over the summer months, newly-released documents show. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) calculated the figure for “direct Covid-19 deaths” in hospitals, care homes and the community from 18 May to 6 September. Read more…