Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

R number – Covid-19

1 Mins read
Coronavirus
BT Coleraine

The Department of Health has published the current covid-19 reproduction number (R).

The current estimate of R is 0.5 – 0.9 enabling the Executive decision today to ease some further restrictions.

As of 9 June, the seven-day rolling average of new cases is 8.

It is important to model the Covid-19 epidemic in Northern Ireland in order to plan the delivery of Health and Social Care services and to inform decision making with regard to social distancing and other restrictions.

Central to this modelling is estimating the Reproduction Number (R). R is the number of individuals who, on average, will be infected by a single infected person.

There are different ways of calculating R and a number of different values for R each day are produced. That is why the number is being published in the form of banding.

The Executive has indicated that keeping R below 1 is a key objective as we move forward in the epidemic.

11430 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Articles
Related posts
Local News

KFC Coleraine partners with Uber Eats to launch delivery service

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppPrepare your taste buds! KFC is now at your fingertips with UberEATS. In just a few taps you can have the KFC…
Local News

Council meeting row shows need for live-streaming - McCaw

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppAlliance councillor Chris McCaw has said that a row at Tuesday evening’s full council meeting, in which a majority of the council…
Local News

Peacock Motion supporting victims of Mother and Baby Home Scandal across the island of Ireland supported at Council

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppPeacock Motion supporting victims of Mother and Baby Home Scandal across the island of Ireland supported at Council Sinn Féin Councillor Leanne…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *