Coronavirus R rate falls BELOW ONE despite Boris plunging UK into lockdown tier system

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Figures from the Government Science Office (GSO) published today recorded the R rate now sits between 0.9 and 1.0. This is the first time the number was below 1 since September 4.

The R rate is the reproduction number of coronavirus transmission across the UK.

It measures the number of people, on average, that each sick person will infect.

If greater than one, the epidemic is seen to be growing but if less than one it is seen as shrinking.

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