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UK reports fall in estimated COVID R number, daily growth rate

A man walks through Covent Garden amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday the estimated UK reproduction “R” number of COVID-19 might have dropped to 1.0-1.1 from 1.0-1.2, and the estimated daily growth rate of the epidemic is also coming down.

An R number between 1.0 and 1.1 means that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 10 and 11 other people.

The daily growth rate of the epidemic was estimated at between 0% and +2%, down from +1% and +3%.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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