Government Confirms UK’s R Number has Fallen Below 1

The Government has confirmed that the R number, which is how fast Covid-19 is spreading, is between 0.8 and 1, meaning that the virus is now in retreat. The figures were produced by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), but they added:

“It is essential that everyone continues to stay at home, whether they have had the vaccine or not. We all need to play our part, and if everyone continues to follow the rules, we can expect to drive down the R number across the country.”