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England's COVID R number dips, epidemic could be shrinking

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By Reuters
England's COVID R number estimated slightly lower
England's COVID R number estimated slightly lower   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> – England’s <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 weekly reproduction “R” number was estimated to have fallen to between 0.8 and 1.0, the government said on Friday, and the epidemic could be shrinking in the country.</p> <p>An R number between 0.8 and 1.0 means that for every 10 people infected, they will on average infect between 8 and 10 other people. Last week the R number was estimated between 0.9 and 1.1.</p> <p>The daily growth of infections was estimated to have fallen to between -3% and -1%, suggesting the pandemic is shrinking, down from -1% and +1% last week.</p> <p/> </div>