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LONDON (Reuters) – The estimated range for England’s COVID-19 reproduction “R” number has narrowed further and could be below one, Public Health England said on Friday, suggesting cases may no longer be growing exponentially.
The estimated R value range was 0.8 to 1.0, compared to 0.8 to 1.1 in last week’s data. That means that for every 10 people infected, they will on average infect between 8 and 10 other people.
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