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England’s COVID R number estimate edges up to 1 to 1.2 – Metro US

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

Passengers wear protective face coverings on a London bus, whilst
Passengers wear protective face coverings on a London bus, whilst the reproduction “R” number of COVID-19 infections in the United Kingdom has risen and may be above 1, London, Britain

LONDON (Reuters) – 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.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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