The coronavirus R-number in the United Kingdom has remained largely unchanged, as SAGE estimates that it is now between 1.2 and 1.3.
Last week it was rumored that the R-number was 1 to 1.4.
The growth is now estimated between + 2% and + 5% – last week this was between 0% and + 6%.
R – as the reproduction number – indicates how fast COVID-19 spreads, with regional variations of the R-number indicating where the virus spreads the fastest.
The update is coming soon research from the University of Cambridge suggested that the R number in England was below 1 in some areas.
It suggests that the reproductive rate as a whole falls throughout the country “but with a high degree of regional variation”.
Experts advising the government said the range for growth rates and the R-number have been reduced for the UK, UK and most regions, reflecting greater certainty about the estimates.
They said the estimates are based on the latest data, available until January 11th.
SAGE said: “The latest figures show that we need to stay vigilant to keep this virus under control, protect the NHS and save lives.
“We all have to play our part, and if everyone follows the rules, we can expect to ride the R-number across the country.”