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UK COVID R number falls sharply, likely below 1, government says

EconomyJan 22, 2021 13:50
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© Reuters. Pedestrians walk near public health signs, whilst the reproduction "R" number of COVID-19 infections in the United Kingdom has risen and may be above 1, London, Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - The estimated COVID-19 R number in the UK has dropped sharply and is likely to be below one, the British health ministry said on Friday, with the pandemic estimated to be shrinking by as much as 4% a day.

The latest R estimate for the whole of the UK is between 0.8 and 1.0, down from a range of 1.2 to 1.3 last week, meaning that on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 8 and 10 other people.

The growth rate estimate for the UK is between -4% and -1%, the health ministry said. Last week it was estimated to be growing by +2% to +5%.

UK COVID R number falls sharply, likely below 1, government says
 

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Aaron Sam
Aaron Sam Jan 22, 2021 17:37
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Aaron Sam Jan 22, 2021 17:36
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what's going on, death ratio is increasing day by day
Dean Carson
Dean Carson Jan 22, 2021 17:36
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There is roughly a two week delay between someone becoming sick and dying... Deaths will continue to rise for a little while but cases are still very high albeit falling
The real Minecraft abraham
The real Minecraft abraham Jan 22, 2021 17:02
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Christmas deaths are gone and the news reporters don't say anything a lot of the deaths could have been prevented and also the NHS failing to care for covid 19 patients as no one can witness what's going on all shambles.
Hans Ontits
Hans Ontits Jan 22, 2021 17:02
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Try again in english please?
The real Minecraft abraham
The real Minecraft abraham Jan 22, 2021 17:02
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Christmas deaths are gone and the news reporters don't say anything a lot of the deaths could have been prevented and also the NHS failing to care for covid 19 patients as no one can witness what's going on all shambles.
superman kim
superman kim Jan 22, 2021 17:02
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? st2 e7ehehbis erx
Thabo Chabeli
Thabo Chabeli Jan 22, 2021 15:38
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Its Lockdown people dont test, so that should be expected.
Jamaal Afzal
Jamaal Afzal Jan 22, 2021 15:05
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Nano technology in vaccines that manipulates the bodies through 5G radiation is a myth or truth? My question is AstrraZenica making vaccines who have over 30 suing Court cases for producing and supplying such as India with posionus vaccines and many have died or been affected by mutations of unknown. With Bill Gates foundation who is the investor, paying Chris Whitty chief medical officer 36million pounds in 2018. Who is making our decisions in this corrupt magnetic evil force that we are all in verge of destitution poverty because of these evil wretched wicked Devils?
Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan Jan 22, 2021 15:05
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Don't be so stupid.
Szymon Wezowski
Szymon Wezowski Jan 22, 2021 15:05
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He is.
Michelle Jones
Michelle Jones Jan 22, 2021 15:05
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lol you are clearly unwell mate
Hans Ontits
Hans Ontits Jan 22, 2021 15:05
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Grow up. It jibberish like this which undermines legitimate questioning of governments. Let me guess, you have a low standard of education, you are incapable of critical or objective thinking and you believe in this nonsense because somebody bamboozled you with big and ‘sciency’ words that you have never heard before and didnt have the capacity to dismiss it.
Peter Lewis
Petelewis1994942 Jan 22, 2021 14:20
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If Boris says it’s 1, it’s probably 4.
Craig Evans
Craig Evans Jan 22, 2021 14:20
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im sure boris isnt plucking numbers from his ******* it really doesn't matter who is leading, its a war on something you cant see. all he can go off is the scientific advise and stats.
Abdilahisaid Awed
Abdilahisaid Awed Jan 22, 2021 14:17
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nice place
Stuart Reynolds
Stuart Reynolds Jan 22, 2021 14:06
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The BIG question is ‘ what are they hiding ‘ remember what Bill Gates said recently about the worlds population.... lies just not in our country but all over the world maybe? 🤫🤫
David Warren
David Warren Jan 22, 2021 14:06
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Get help
Daniele Bauducco
Daniele Bauducco Jan 22, 2021 14:06
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We as humans don’t have enough resources to answer to this. The speech held by Bill Gates years ago it could be a coincidence. We don’t have to panic for everything now. Anticonformism isn’t the solution.
Gaurang Kasar
Gaurang Kasar Jan 22, 2021 14:06
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in earlier days it was country's govt vs another country's govt.nowadsys all govts are aligned and engaged with corporates to wage war against commoners
Chris Sperrin
Chris Sperrin Jan 22, 2021 14:05
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Thats really convenient isn't amazing 2 days in office for Joe Biden and the BLM movement has dispersed and now Coronavirus is going away. he is the best president ever. 🤔
Dean Carson
Dean Carson Jan 22, 2021 14:05
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Yeah the coronavirus crisis will rapidly diminish now in US, it's done its job
Christophe Lynn
Christophe Lynn Jan 22, 2021 13:58
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I would not believe a word the british government says. They are historically the biggest liers on earth and this is yet another lie. How could the R rate be so low all of a sudden??
Peter kur
Peter kur Jan 22, 2021 13:58
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Simple, its the latest data. .. where have you been for the last couple of hours, under a rock?
Adrian Johnston
Adrianjuk Jan 22, 2021 13:58
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If people don't like the government just emirate
Adrian Johnston
Adrianjuk Jan 22, 2021 13:58
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I meant emigrate of course
Hans Ontits
Hans Ontits Jan 22, 2021 13:58
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‘Historically the biggest liers on earth’. Does that include the DPRK, USSR and the CCP and Bill Clinton?. The R number is estimate based on the available data at the time. Come on son, get a grip, or an education.
 
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