UK third wave: R-rate rises for second week in a row days after Boris issues warning

express– The R number is estimated to be between 0.7 and 0.9 – a slight increase from last week’s reading of 0.6-0.9. R represents the average number of people each Covid positive person goes on to infect. This means that, on average, every 10 people infected with Covid will infect between 7 and 9 others.

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