LONDON (Reuters) – As the number of cases of coronavirus in Britain flattens, the number of people needing hospital admission should fall, the government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said on Monday.

Vallance told a news conference that hospital admissions were going up constantly and the government expected them to worsen over the next two weeks.

“As the cases flatten off … we would expect this in turn to decrease the number of people needing admission to hospital,” ance said.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle, Costas Pitas and Elizabeth Howcroft, Writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison)