English COVID-19 R number rises to 1.2 to 1.4

People sit in a recovery room after receiving a dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at an 18+ vaccination center at Belmont Health Center in Harrow amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, June February 6, 2021. REUTERS / Henry Nicholls

The estimated COVID-19 reproductive number “R” in England has risen to 1.2 to 1.4, with the daily growth rate of infections also increasing compared to last week, the UK Department of Health said on Friday.

An R value between 1.2 and 1.4 means that an average of 10 infected people infect between 12 and 14 other people. It rose from 1.0-1.2 last week.

The daily growth rate of infections was estimated to be between 3% and 6%, from 0% to 3% last week.

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