Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under growing pressure from MPs and scientists as they warning that a second lockdown must happen as second wave will kill more people.
Scientists are saying we need a national lockdown and have been urging this for weeks, but Johnson has refused to do this for the sake of the economy.
Downing Street does not deny the grim projections by government scientists that the death toll will soar throughout the winter, which will see more deaths that what was seen in spring.
The Telegraph reported that total death from the virus now tops 61,000, as the Scientific Group for Emergencies (SAGE) projections has now led to intense lobbying from experts.
The Prime Minister’s very own chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance has and continues to call for more drastic action to be taken to save tens of thousands of lives.
A government spokeswoman said that Ministers are receiving advice “from a wide range of scientific and medical experts,” and added that the latest figures are “concerning.”
Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director of Public Health England, warned the rising death toll from the virus is likely to “continue for some time.”
However, George Eustice the Environment Minister said that a full second national lockdown is not necessary as the governments “measures we’re taking are certainly holding it back.”
But scientists have said that they are unsure how much the measures could have achieved in the last two weeks.
By the end of this week more than eight million people in England will be placed under the most stringent restrictions.
The governments scientific advisors SAGE are warning Downing Street that by December, coronavirus rates will surpass the levels seen in the North across the whole of England.
By Christmas the whole of England could be under strict tier 3 measures, as government modelling by scientists shows that over 25,000 people will be in hospital by the end of November.