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England’s R number estimated slightly higher – Metro US

England’s R number estimated slightly higher

Pedestrians walk near public health signs, whilst the reproduction “R”
Pedestrians walk near public health signs, whilst the reproduction “R” number of COVID-19 infections in the United Kingdom has risen and may be above 1, London, Britain

LONDON (Reuters) – England’s COVID-19 weekly reproduction “R” number was estimated between 0.9 and 1.1, the UK Health Security Agency said on Friday, with the daily growth rate also estimated to be slightly higher.

An R number between 0.9 and 1.1 means that for every 10 people infected, they will on average infect between 9 and 11 other people. Last week the R number was estimated between 0.8 and 1.1.

The daily growth of infections was estimated between -1% and +2%, compared to from -3% and +1% last week.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Sarah Young)

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