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COVID-19: England’s R number drops slightly to 1.2 to 1.4 | UK News

England’s R-number fell slightly to between 1.2 and 1.4 despite rising rates of coronavirus infection across the UK.

The R number – which represents the average number of people each COVID-positive person infects – was between 1.2 and 1.5 last week.

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

The current figure means that on average, every 10 people infected with the virus will infect between 12 and 14 more.

The growth rate of the virus in England shows that the number of new infections is increasing by 4% to 7% every day. Last week, that figure was between + 3% and + 7%.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-16 12:34:00

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