England's COVID R and daily case rate drop slightly

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The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bolton

LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 reproduction "R" number in England is estimated to have slipped slightly to between 1.1 to 1.4, the government's latest weekly estimate said on Friday, while the daily growth rate of infections also dropped slightly.

The R range, which compared to the 1.2 to 1.4 from last week, means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 11 and 14 other people.

The daily growth rate of infections was estimated to be between 2% and 5%, down from the 4% and 6% of last week.

(Reporting by Kate Holton. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)

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