UK coronavirus growth rate has fallen between -5% and -2%

The UK coronavirus growth rate has dropped between -5% and -2%, according to the Scientific Emergency Advisory Group (Sage).

This means that the number of new infections decreases by 2 to 5% every day.

The growth rate estimates how quickly the number of infections changes from day to day.

And according to Sage, scientists advising the government during the pandemic, the most recent R estimate for the whole of the UK is between 0.7 and 1.0.

The estimate is based on data available through February 1, including hospital admissions and deaths, as well as symptomatic testing and prevalence studies.

It is estimated that the R-value is less than 1 in all NHS regions of England, although the upper limit is 1 in the North East and Yorkshire and the North West all.

According to government estimates, they are now confident the epidemic across England is lessening, although it remains important that everyone stays home to keep the R-value low, protect the NHS and save lives.

These estimates are based on the most recent data available through February 1, including hospitalizations and deaths, as well as symptomatic tests and prevalence studies.

These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 over the past few weeks.

However, because R is a lagging indicator, these estimates cannot take into account recent policy changes or changes in transmission that have not yet been reflected in epidemiological data.

The regional breakdown for the R-rate and the growth rate per day in percent:


0.7 to 0.9 – 5% to – 2%

East of England

0.7 to 0.9 -6% to -3%


0.6 to 0.8 -8% to -4%


0.7 to 0.9 -6% to -2%

North East and Yorkshire

0.8 to 1.0 – 4% to 0%


0.7 to 1.0 -4% to -1%

South east

0.6 to 0.9 -7% to -4%


0.7 to 0.9 -6% to -2%


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