The R number has risen slightly in England to reach between 0.8 to 1.0.

Last week, the R number in England was between 0.8 to 0.9.

This week’s figures are the latest since England’s lockdown was eased to allow people to visit pubs, bars and restaurants.

The growth rate of COVID-19 infections in England has also risen, from -5% to -2% per day last week, to -4% to -1% per day this week.

The R number for the whole of the UK remains between 0.7 to 0.9, according to figures published by SAGE.