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# R number

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R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'
Health officials have regularly sought to get the reproductive number below 1.
'Stay at home, stop socialising': Ireland 'clearly' in third wave of pandemic, Philip Nolan says
The CMO Dr Tony Holohan said this wave is “happening much, much sooner after the last one”.
NPHET warned R number would be impacted if hospitality and home visits were allowed
It said that “the disease trajectory could once again turn quite quickly” in Ireland.
Health Minister says R number has dropped again to between 0.7 and 0.9
The minister said there has been a 40% fall in demand for testing in the past week.
Coronavirus cases rise across UK as R number creeps above 1
According to government advisers, the last time R was above 1 in the UK was in early March.
Ireland's R number is now between 0.7 and 1.4, Health Minister says
Stephen Donnelly said public health officials are saying “we are going to have a second surge” based on worldwide evidence.
Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'
Donnelly also said that from a disease perspective, gastro pubs are seen as restaurants.
UK infection rate increases as over 41,000 now confirmed dead from disease
The UK’s R number is between 0.7-1.0.