The UK COVID infection rate fall to July numbers
In response to the current situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, January 5, 2021, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference.
LONDON-British scientific advisors say they are optimistic that the outbreak of coronavirus is diminishing for the first time in more than six months across the region.
The government says the replication or R number is between 0.7 and 0.9, which determines how many individuals each infected person passes the virus on to. A number below 1 means that the epidemic is going to shrink.
It is the first time since July for every area of the world that the R number has been below
In the U.K. It is under lockdown to try to contain the worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, which has caused more than 116,000 deaths. After peaking in January, the number of deaths and new infections is dwindling.
The state is moving forward with a proposal to vaccinate the entire adult population. It is on track to reach its goal of providing the first of two vaccine shots by Monday to the 15 million people at greatest risk, including all those over 70.