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Warning hospital deaths will rise as coronavirus spreads most rapidly in 16-29 age group

Hospital deaths from coronavirus will rise in the coming weeks as cases soar, a top Government medic has warned. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam set out the latest grim statistics at a Downing Street briefing, which revealed a "marked pick-up" in cases since early September after a "flat" summer.

The lag between cases being identified and hospital admissions or dying means extra deaths are "baked in" in the coming weeks, he warned.

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