Coronavirus: the number of Rs increases slightly in England following the relaxation of the locking | UK News


The R number – a key measure of the spread of the coronavirus – increased slightly in England to between 0.8 and 1.0.

Last week, the R number in England ranged from 0.8 to 0.9.

This week’s figures are the latest since the foreclosure of England has been relaxed to allow people to visit pubs, bars and restaurants.

The growth rate of COVID-19[feminine[feminine infections in England also increased, from -5% to -2% per day last week, to -4% to -1% per day this week.

The R number for the whole of the UK remains between 0.7 and 0.9, according to figures released Friday by the government’s Scientific Advisory Panel for Emergencies (SAGE).

Meanwhile, the growth rate of infections across the UK has dropped.

Last week, for the whole of the United Kingdom, it was from -6% to -0% per day, and is now from -5% to -2% per day.

The growth rate reflects the speed with which the number of infections is changing day by day.

It is an approximation of the evolution of the number of infections each day.

If the growth rate is greater than zero, the disease will increase and if the growth rate is less than zero, the disease will decrease.

The size of the growth rate indicates the speed of change.

A growth rate of -4% indicates that the epidemic is decreasing faster than a growth rate of -1%.

If the R value is equal to one, this means that each infected person will transmit COVID-19 on average.

If it is greater than one, it means that the number of COVID-19 cases will increase exponentially.

However, if it is less than one, the disease will eventually die out because there are not enough new people infected to support the epidemic.

The number R is estimated at one in each English region except the Midlands, where it is between 0.7 and 0.9.

SAGE cautioned against the need to exercise extra caution when interpreting R numbers in regions where the number of cases has dropped to low levels and / or where transmission is highly variable.

This includes the east of England, London, the north-east and Yorkshire, the south-east and the south-west.

SAGE previously emphasized that the number of Rs and the rate of growth should be taken into account in conjunction with other measures of the spread of disease, such as the number of people currently infected.


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