COVID-19: UK's R number falls to below one for the first time since July

The UK's coronavirus reproduction number - or 'R' number - has fallen to below one for the first time since July.

The figure is now between 0.7 and 0.9, according to the latest estimate.

The R refers to the number of people an infected person will pass COVID-19 on to.

Last week's R number was between 0.7 and 1.0, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) said.