UK’s coronavirus R rate is now as high as 1.5

Scientists warn the UK’s R rate – measuring how quickly coronavirus is spreading – is up once again from last week.

Data released on Friday by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) shows the estimate for R for the whole of the UK is between 1.2 and 1.5.

This means on average, every 10 people who catch the disease will infect between 12 and 15 other people. It is thought the number of cases in the UK as a whole is growing...
source: Metro

2020-09-25 16:32
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