An expert has said that the UK is not “at the beginning of a second wave” as we are “still trying to end the first.”
Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London said, “It’s encouraging to see that the numbers are coming down slightly across the UK and that the isolated outbreaks in the North of England appear to be well contained so far.
“This is further confirmation that we aren’t at the beginning of a second wave and rather, still trying to end the first. The figures also suggest that the outbreaks we are seeing in other countries such as Belgium, France and Spain aren’t having an effect here in the UK yet.
“On top of this, the hot weather which caused concern by making many flock to crowded beaches and parks doesn’t seem to be having the predicted negative impact.
“Overall, we are pleasantly surprised by the figures this week, which are back down to the early July levels and hope that the good news continues.”