Good Morning Britain's Dr Hilary Jones slammed those flouting coronavirus lockdown rules in a fiery rant.
The show's resident doctor said those "finding excuses to get around the guidelines" have "blood on their hands".
Speaking to presenters Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, Hilary said: "We have to be realistic.
"We have got better treatments, and some good news, we have vaccination rollouts, we have got lockdown and we have got new medications and airport testing, all of which could be better but we are getting there slowly.
"But we must take lockdown much more seriously because when I look on the road, there are more cars than saw in the first lockdown.
"People are finding excuses to get around the guidelines, and they have got blood on their hands because we are in a very serious situation."
Ben added that 10,000 people had been admitted to hospital with coronavirus since Christmas Day, with 800 new admissions daily.
Dr Hilary said that by the end of this month, hospitals could be up to 5,000 beds short.
He continued: "I don’t want to scare people, I just want to install a sense of reality about where we are."
"This is not the time to be complacent, and virus deniers and flouters have blood on their hands," he explained.
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