This content is not available in your region

England's COVID R number estimate edges up to 1 to 1.2

Access to the comments Comments
By Reuters
England's COVID R number estimate edges up to 1 to 1.2
England's COVID R number estimate edges up to 1 to 1.2   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

LONDON – The estimated range of England’s COVID-19 weekly reproduction “R” number has edged up to 1.0 and 1.2, the UK Health Security Agency said on Friday.

Last week, the range was 0.9 to 1.1.

An R number between 1.0 and 1.2 means that for every 10 people infected, they will on average infect between 10 and 12 other people.

The daily growth of infections was estimated between 0% and +2, compared with -1% and +2% the previous week.