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08/10/2021 13:34 BST

Here's What The Coronavirus R Rate Is Near You

Official figures published on Friday suggest England's R rate has risen slightly.

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R represents the average number of people each Covid-positive person goes on to infect.

England’s Covid R rate has risen slightly, according to the latest government figures.

The UK Health Security Agency said on Friday the reproduction number is between 0.9 and 1.1.

Last week it was estimated to be between 0.8 and 1.1

If R is greater than 1 the epidemic is generally seen to be growing; if R is less than 1 the epidemic is shrinking.

Here’s what the R rate is in each region of England:

East of England - 0.9 to 1.2 (up from 0.8 to 1.1) 

London – 0.9 to 1.1 ( up from 0.8 to 1.0)

Midlands – 0.9 to 1.2 (up from 0.8 to 1.1) 

North-east and Yorkshire – 1.0 to 1.1 (up from 0.8 to 1.1)

North-west – 0.9 to 1.1 (up from 0.8 to 1.1)

South-east – 0.9 to 1.2 (up from 0.8 to 1.1)

South west – 0.9 to 1.2 (up from 0.8 to 1.1)