UK COVID-19 reproduction “R” rate steady at 0.9-1.1

FILE PHOTO: Commuters walk across Waterloo Bridge during rush hour, as the number of Coronavirus cases grow around the world, in London

LONDON (Reuters) – The reproduction “R” number of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom remains between 0.9 and 1.1, the government said on Friday, indicating that the rate of infection is most likely either broadly stable or slightly growing.

The latest growth rate for the whole of the country is between -2% and 1%, the government said, meaning the number of new infections is somewhere between shrinking by 2% and growing by 1% every day.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Stephen Addison)

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