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England’s COVID R number now stands at between 1.1 and 1.5

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England’s COVID R number now stands at between 1.1 and 1.5 – a slightly wider range than last week’s estimate of 1.2 to 1.5.

The latest figure from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) means that for every 10 people infected with coronavirus, they will on average pass the disease to between 11 and 15 other people.

As it remains above 1, it means the epidemic is still growing rather than shrinking.

However, the daily growth in infections has fallen slightly – now at +1% to +5%, down from +3% to +6%.

 Sky News

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Written by: Rother Radio News


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