Great Britain

Coronavirus R rate drops below one in England - biggest drops in North West and North East

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The latest R number range is between 0.8 and 1.0, which means that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 8 and 10 other people. While the growth rate, which estimates how quickly the number of infections is changing day by day,is between -3 percent and -1 percent, which means the number of new infections is shrinking by between 1 percent and 3 percent every day.

The estimates for R and the growth rate are provided by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), a sub-group of Sage.

Estimates for R and growth rates are shown as a range and the true values are likely to lie within this range, according to the experts.

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The UK's R Rate has dropped in the fight against coronavirus (Image: PA)

Last week, the R number was between 0.9 and 1.

When the figure is above 1, an outbreak can grow exponentially.


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