England’s R number remains unchanged between 1.2 and 1.4, according to the latest estimates.
The weekly figure – produced by the scientific advisory committee SAGE – was at the same position seven days ago.
R represents the average number of people each person has COVID-19[female[feminine continues to infect, so every 10 people this week will infect about 12-14 more.
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When the number is greater than 1, it indicates that the epidemic is increasing exponentially, while below this point, it means that the epidemic is decreasing.
The rate of increase in cases in England is between 3% and 6% per day – unchanged from last week.
This is separate data showing that the Delta or Indian variant now represents almost all cases of coronavirus in the UK, according to Public Health England.
Some 33,630 cases of the variant were recorded last week and PHE said that “the most recent data shows that 99% of the cases sequenced and genotyped across the country are the Delta variant”.
Last week the Delta variant accounted for 90% of COVID cases across the UK.
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