UK’s R number falls slightly to between 0.6 and 0.9


The UK’s coronavirus reproduction number – or R number – now stands at between 0.6 and 0.9.

It represents a slight fall from last week’s estimate of 0.7-0.9, when it dropped below one for the first time since July.

The 0.6 figure is also the lowest seen since the government first started publishing the figures in May 2020.

The R refers to the average number of people an infected person will pass COVID-19 on to.

Anything above one means the coronavirus outbreak is growing exponentially.

The figures for R and the growth rate are provided by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

By Justgivemepositivenews Team