LONDON (Reuters) - The estimated reproduction "R" rate in England has dipped to between 0.8 and 1, Britain's health ministry said on Friday, but the epidemic might be shrinking a little less quickly than before.
An R value between 0.8 and 1.0 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 8 and 10 other people. Last week, the estimated R number was between 0.8 and 1.1.
The daily case growth rate was estimated at -3% to 0%, up slightly from last week's range of -4% to -1%, suggesting the epidemic might be shrinking less quickly.
(Reporting by Alistair Smout, Editing by Paul Sandle)