Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st June 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in the UK they estimate will contract COVID-19 in 2020.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The number of people who contract COVID-19 in 2020 will depend on behavioural factors and future policy. The Government’s five tests will seek to ensure that COVID-19 cases are kept low, whilst enabling the economy to re-open. It is important that people keep alert to control the virus, and in doing so, we will save lives.

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