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9/25/2020, 4:54 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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COVID-19 infection rate in UK rises to 1.2-1.5

The number that represents how many people a single person with COVID-19 is expected to infect, known as R, is currently between 1.2 and 1.5 in the United Kingdom, the country's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) revealed on Friday.

SAGE's previous update on R, given a week ago, said it was between 1.1 and 1.4. The Downing Street advisors added that the number of new COVID-19 cases in the UK is jumping up to 8% per day at the moment.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the UK recorded over 6,000 new cases per day, which indicates record jumps in new coronavirus cases in the country. Earlier in the week, the UK introduced new measures to help halt the spread of the disease.

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