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COVID-19: England’s R number increases slightly between 1 and 1.2 | UK News

England’s R number increased slightly to between 1 and 1.2.

Last week the figure was between 1 and 1.1.

COVID infections in England are increasing at a rate of between 0% and 3% per day, the same as last week, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) said.

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The revised R-number indicates that, on average, 10 infected people will infect between 10 and 12 more.

When the number is greater than 1, an epidemic can grow exponentially, but when it is less than 1, it means that the epidemic is decreasing.

The latest official estimates have also seen COVID-19 cases in the community in England increase 76.5% in just one week.

About one in 640 people in private households had COVID-19[female[feminine in the week to May 29 – up from one in 1,120 the week before, the Office for National Statistics said.

This is the highest level since the week of April 16 and represents an increase of 76.5%.

The numbers will likely be part of the data taken into account by the Prime Minister as he decides whether or not to give up the last one coronavirus restrictions on June 21.

Boris Johnson is under pressure to move forward with the unlock – dubbed “freedom day” by some – following the successful vaccine rollout.

However, concerns are growing about the spread of the Indian variant, also known as the Delta variant, which is more transmissible.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-04 12:32:00

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