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The reproduction number of the coronavirus among people in the United Kingdom has risen to 0.8-1, according to government estimate.

Last week, the R rate stood at 0.8-0.9, itself up from 0.7-0.9 the previous week.

“We are starting to see early indications that these values may be increasing,” the a Department of Health and Social Care said today (Aug 7).

“This is not yet fully reflected in these estimates because the data used to calculate R and growth rate reflect the situation from a few weeks ago. It is also important to recognise that these are estimates, and there is a high degree of uncertainty with them.”

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