COVID-19: Tory chairman Oliver Dowden 'hopeful' coronavirus restrictions can be lifted by end of January

COVID-19: Tory chairman Oliver Dowden 'hopeful' coronavirus restrictions can be lifted by end of January

1/16/2022 12:10:00 PM

COVID-19: Tory chairman Oliver Dowden 'hopeful' coronavirus restrictions can be lifted by end of January

The UK Health Security Agency believes England's R number now stands between 1.1 and 1.5 - meaning that every 10 people infected with coronavirus will on average pass the disease to between 11 and 15 other people.

".His comments come after Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), saidinfection levels in London, the South East and East of England are flattening off.She said that while case numbers are still rising in more northern parts of the country, the growth rate there is slowing.

On Friday, the UK's R (reproduction) number was estimated to bebetween 1.1 and 1.5, meaning that every 10 people infected with coronavirus will on average pass the disease to between 11 and 15 other people.As it remains above 1, it means the virus is still growing rather than shrinking. But the daily growth in infections has fallen slightly.

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Dowden`s dodging like hell - 'the Prime Minister will take full responsibility' - like he did during the parties !! - No whitewash - SACK JOHNSON ! And there’s the dead cat. The UK unfortunately is the unhealthiest country in Europe second fattest after Malta with lots of underling health issues that's why we have higher deaths plus NHS penpushers management sent the elderly back to care homes

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