England’s R number jumps to between 1.2 and 1.4
Written by Sky News UK on June 11, 2021
England’s R number has jumped to between 1.2 and 1.4, according to new figures.
R represents the average number of people each person with COVID-19 goes on to infect.
Last week, the estimated R number was between 1 and 1.2 in England.
An outbreak can grow exponentially when the figure is above 1. When it is below 1, it means the epidemic is shrinking.