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England’s estimated COVID R number roughly steady – Metro US

England’s estimated COVID R number roughly steady

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 reproduction “R” number is between 0.8 and 1.0, similar to its range the previous week, the UK Health Security Agency said on Friday, with the daily reduction in cases also around the same level.

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 range was 0.8 to 1.1.

The daily growth of infections was estimated at between -3% to 0%, compared to -3% to +1% the previous week.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by William James)

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