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The R rate is updated every few weeks (Picture: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Earlier this week, the R rate in the UK rose to between 1 and 1.2 for the first time since March.

The rate is used to determine the rate at which one infected person is likely to spread the coronavirus.

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What is the current R rate in the UK?

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The current UK R rate is 1.0-1.2 (Picture: GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)

R rate break down by region

England: 1.0-1.2

East of England: 0.9-1.2

London: 1.1-1.3

Midlands: 0.9-1.1

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North West of England: 1.1-1.3

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South West of England: 0.9-1.2

Northern Ireland 0.5-0.9

Wales: 1.2

Scotland: 1.2

Numbers taken from

What was the R rate at the peak of the pandemic?




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What happens if the R rate goes above 1?

Analysts survey by Bloomberg expected a rise to 1.9 per cent in January.

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A man wearing a face mask walks on the pavement carrying a shopping bag. Next to him is a sign that reads: 'COVID-19: Maintain social distance'.
The UK has limited indoor social gatherings to six people (Picture: Phil Taylor/SWNS)

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How is the R rate calculated?

According to the government’s website, the R rate is calculated using ‘age-stratified regional transmission models’.

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