LONDON (Reuters) - The estimated reproduction number for COVID-19 for England edged up to between 0.8 and 1, the government said on Friday, from 0.8 to 0.9 the week before.
Across the whole United Kingdom, the so called R number is unchanged between 0.7 and 0.9, indicating the pandemic is shrinking.
The growth rate of infections per day for the UK is -5% to -2%, while for England it is -4% to -1%.
Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.