Coronavirus R number rises again across UK - to between 1.2 and 1.5

The coronavirus transmission rate across the UK could now be as high as between 1.2 and 1.5, say government advisers.

Last week, the R number went up to an estimated 1.1 to 1.4 (from 1.0 and 1.2), according to government advisory body SAGE.

The R number indicates the average number of people each person with coronavirus goes on to infect.

It needs to remain below 1.0 to keep the pandemic under control.

The figure represents transmission over the last few weeks and...
source: The Sky News

2020-09-25 15:32
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