UK markets open in 7 hours 39 minutes
  • NIKKEI 225

    27,781.02
    +497.43 (+1.82%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    26,235.80
    +274.77 (+1.06%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    71.49
    +0.23 (+0.32%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,816.00
    -6.20 (-0.34%)
     
  • DOW

    34,838.16
    -97.31 (-0.28%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    28,362.17
    -815.72 (-2.80%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    951.68
    -9.21 (-0.96%)
     
  • ^IXIC

    14,681.07
    +8.39 (+0.06%)
     
  • ^FTAS

    4,061.12
    +30.88 (+0.77%)
     

Here's What The Coronavirus R Rate Is Near You

·1-min read

England’s Covid R rate has remained between 1.2 and 1.4, scientists advising the government have said.

Official figures published on Friday showed no change on last week’s R.

But because the figure is over 1, it still means the epidemic is growing in England.

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

If R is at 1, the epidemic is staying at the same size.

An R of between 1.2 and 1.4 means every ten people with Covid will infect between 12 and 14 other people.

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

  • In England, the R rate is between 1.2 and 1.4 (no change)

  • East of England – 1.1 to 1.3 (no change)

  • London – 1.1 to 1.3 (down from 1.1 to 1.4)

  • Midlands – 1.2 to 1.4 (up from 1.0 to 1.3)

  • North-east and Yorkshire – 1.2 to 1.5 (up from 1.0 to 1.3)

  • North-west – 1.1 to 1.4 (down from 1.3 to 1.5)

  • South-east – 1.1 to 1.3 (up from 1.0 to 1.3)

  • South west – 1.3 to 1.7 (up from 1.0 to 1.5)

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.

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

Related...

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