Final week, the R quantity was between 0.8 and 1.
R represents the typical variety of folks every Covid-19 constructive particular person goes on to contaminate.
When the determine is above 1, an outbreak can develop exponentially.
An R quantity between 0.9 and 1 signifies that on common each 10 folks contaminated will infect between 9 and 10 different folks.
In the meantime, the R worth in England is between 0.8 and 1, however Sage mentioned it’s not assured that R is beneath 1 in all English areas, notably in London and components of the South East.