The number of coronavirus breeding (R) in the UK has risen slightly across the UK, the latest official figures show.
According to the government’s Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) for emergencies, the number is currently between 1.3 and 1.5 – up from 1.2 to 1.5 last week.
And the number is an indicator that scientists use to determine how fast it is COVID-19 The virus is spreading.
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An R number between 1.3 and 1.5 means that on average 10 people are infected between 13 and 15 and another person is infected.
Thus an R number between 1.3 and 1.5 will be infected between 13 and 15 per 10 people infected with the average virus.
If the fertility rate is more than one, it means that the number of cases will increase significantly. However, if it is below one, the disease will eventually go away.
Sage also reported an increase rate of infection from + 4% to + 7% which means the number of new infections is increasing from 4% to 7% per day.
The team said in its “expert view” it believed “this week’s estimates are reliable, and there is still a massive increase in the epidemic across the country.”
Across the English territory, the rate is estimated as follows:
- East England: 3.30 to ..00
- London: 1.1 to 1.4
- Midlands: 1.2 to 1.5
- Northeast and Yorkshire: 1.3 to 1.4
- Northwest: 1.30 to 2.5
- Southeast: 1.30 to 1.5.00
- Southwest: 1.3 to 1.6
London is the region with the lowest, lowest estimates, while the highest, highest estimates are in the southwest.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously said that it was important for the UK to have a number one below one to manage the epidemic.
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This estimate comes just days after the government announced its new level of measures to manage local outbreaks in England.
Large parts of the country are in Tier 1 and 2, but the Liverpool City region and Lancashire have higher alert levels, followed by a larger rise in Tier 3 cases.