Corona Virus Infections in England have fallen by about a third since the country entered its second lockdown, as swab tests carried out on 105,000 volunteers showed.

There was a 30% drop in cases across the country over about two weeks this month, with 96 people per 10,000 infected between November 13-24, down from 132 per 10,000 between October 26 and November 2.

The R number indicating the transmission level is now 0.88. Any number higher than 1 means that the virus is growing exponentially.

The results, from the government-funded React mass surveillance study, were welcomed as evidence of the lockdown across England That started on November 5th, And a different system Graduated restrictions Its predecessor succeeded in limiting the transmission of the virus:



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