• FTSE 100

    7,108.89
    +34.83 (+0.49%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    22,578.85
    -80.57 (-0.36%)
     
  • AIM

    1,236.61
    +5.52 (+0.45%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1649
    -0.0053 (-0.45%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3915
    -0.0048 (-0.3465%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    24,417.12
    -577.06 (-2.31%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    817.89
    +31.27 (+3.98%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,265.32
    +23.48 (+0.55%)
     
  • DOW

    34,084.74
    +210.50 (+0.62%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    72.81
    -0.27 (-0.37%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,785.20
    +1.80 (+0.10%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    28,875.23
    +0.34 (+0.00%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    28,882.46
    +65.39 (+0.23%)
     
  • DAX

    15,582.50
    +126.11 (+0.82%)
     
  • CAC 40

    6,620.05
    +68.98 (+1.05%)
     

Here's What The Coronavirus R Rate Is Near You

·Politics news editor, HuffPost UK
·2-min read

England’s Covid R rate has creeped above 1 again, scientists advising the government have said.

Official figures published on Friday suggest the nationwide R rate is between 0.8 and 1.1. Last week it was between 0.8 and 1.0.

R measures the number of people, on average, that each sick person will infect.

If R is greater than 1 the epidemic is generally seen to be growing; if R is less than 1 the epidemic is shrinking.

Here’s what the R rate is in each region of England

In England, the R rate is between 0.8 and 1.1 (up from 0.8 and 1.0)

East of England –0.8 to 1.1 (unchanged)

London – 0.8 to 1.0 (down from 0.8 to 1.1)

Midlands – 0.8 to 1.0 (unchanged)

North-east and Yorkshire – 0.8 to 1.0 (up from 0.7 to 1.0)

North-west – 0.8 to 1.1 (up from 0.7 to 1.0)

South-east – 0.8 to 1.0 (down from 0.8 to 1.1)

South west – 0.8 to 1.1 (unchanged)

The estimates are provided by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC).

Sage and DHSC said “particular care should be taken” when interpreting the regional estimates in England.

Here’s what the R rate is in the devolved nations

In Scotland the latest figures estimate the R rate is between 0.7 and 1.0, down from between 0.8 and 1.0

In Wales it is estimated to be between 0.7 and 1.0, unchanged from last week.

And in Northern Ireland, the latest figures suggest R is between 0.8 and 1.10, up from 0.7 and 1.05.

Previously a UK-wide figure for R was published, but this has now been been dropped.

Related...

Covid 'Surge’ Vaccine: What Is It And Can I Get One?

6 Wedding Rules You'll Still Need To Follow From May 17

Will Lockdown Be Extended? What The India Variant Could Mean For Covid Rules

Covid: Boris Johnson To Host Downing Street Press Conference

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting