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England R-Number Slightly Drops As UK Coronavirus Infection Level Declines | UK News

England’s R-number fell slightly to between 0.7 and 1 – with the average level of coronavirus infection having dropped sharply across the UK, according to the latest data.

Last week, the figure was estimated between 0.8 and 1 by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

R represents the average number of people infected by a person infected with the virus. When the number is greater than 1, an epidemic can grow exponentially, but it decreases if it is less than 1.

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In a trend described as “encouraging” by statisticians, the percentage of people tested COVID-19[female[feminine has also fallen in all source countries and the number of infections per population is also falling.

It is estimated that about one in 480 people in England has had coronavirus in the week ending April 10, up from one in 340 the week before, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

This is the lowest figure since the week of September 19 of last year.

In Scotland this figure is 1 in 500, compared to 1 in 410, and in Wales it is 1 in 920, compared to 1 in 800.

Northern Ireland is estimated to have one infection for every 710 people – a huge seven-day drop from one in 300.

Despite the overall positive news, there are still huge variations between different regions.

The North West had the highest proportion of people of any part of England likely to test positive for the coronavirus, at around one in 260.

In the Southwest, only about one in 1,150 people were likely to be infected with the virus.

Among different age groups in England, coronavirus rates have declined in most groups except for high school children and those aged 50 to 69, where the trend is uncertain.

Students use a hand sanitizer station at Sullivan High School in Holywood
Cases have declined in most age groups except high school students and those aged 50 to 69

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This notice was published: 2021-04-16 12:20:00