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Estimate of the reproduction (R) number during the COVID pandemic for Wales

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12/05/20200.701.00
19/05/20200.601.00
28/05/20200.701.00
05/06/20200.700.90
12/06/20200.701.00
19/06/20200.701.00
26/06/20200.701.00
05/07/20200.700.90
10/07/20200.701.00
17/07/20200.600.80
24/07/20200.600.90
31/07/20200.700.90
07/08/20200.701.10
14/08/20200.801.10
21/08/20200.701.00
28/08/20200.500.90
04/09/20200.501.00
11/09/20200.701.00
18/09/20200.701.20
25/09/20201.001.40
02/10/20201.001.50
09/10/20201.001.40
16/10/20201.101.40
23/10/20201.001.40
30/10/20201.001.30
06/11/20201.001.30
13/11/20200.901.20
20/11/20200.801.00
27/11/20200.801.00
04/12/20200.801.10
11/12/20200.901.20
16/12/20201.001.30
22/12/20201.001.30
06/01/20210.801.10
13/01/20210.801.10
20/01/20210.700.90
27/01/20210.700.90
03/02/20210.700.90
10/02/20210.700.90
17/02/20210.600.90
24/02/20210.700.90
03/03/20210.700.90
10/03/20210.600.80
17/03/20210.600.90
24/03/20210.700.90
30/03/20210.700.90
06/04/20210.600.90
13/04/20210.701.20
20/04/20210.701.00
27/04/20210.801.00
04/05/20210.701.00
11/05/20210.701.00
18/05/20210.801.00
26/05/20210.801.10
02/06/20210.801.20
08/06/20211.001.40
16/06/20211.101.40
22/06/20211.101.50
29/06/20211.221.45
06/07/20211.261.50
13/07/20211.301.48
20/07/20211.221.32
27/07/20211.061.22
03/08/20210.841.01
10/08/20210.860.97
17/08/20210.981.20
24/08/20211.221.39
31/08/20211.211.37
07/09/20211.121.25
14/09/20211.041.18
21/09/20210.890.99
28/09/20210.871.08
05/10/20210.861.01
12/10/20210.861.00
19/10/20210.971.10
26/10/20210.971.13
02/11/20210.881.02
09/11/20210.880.97
16/11/20210.870.96
23/11/20210.891.04
30/11/20210.850.98
07/12/20210.921.01
14/12/20210.931.03
21/12/20210.951.04
04/01/20221.341.59
11/01/20221.191.48
18/01/20220.490.89
25/01/20220.600.93
01/02/20220.941.09
08/02/20220.860.97
15/02/20220.740.87
22/02/20220.770.88
01/03/20220.730.88
08/03/20220.871.00
15/03/20221.011.20
22/03/20221.091.24
29/03/20221.061.19
12/04/20220.911.10
26/04/20220.730.92
10/05/20220.720.87
24/05/20220.710.85
21/06/20221.041.25
05/07/20221.161.33
19/07/20220.901.09
03/08/20220.701.10

Metadata

Title

COVID-19 R number for Wales

Last update

05/08/2022 05/08/2022

Next update

19/08/2022

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Contact email

kas.covid19@gov.wales

Designation

Management information

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

These data are an estimate of the reproduction (R) number during the COVID-19 pandemic for Wales.

An R value of 1 means that on average every person who is infected will infect 1 other person, meaning the total number of infections is stable. If R is 2, on average, each infected person infects 2 more people. If R is 0.5 then on average for each 2 infected people, there will be only 1 new infection. If R is greater than 1 the epidemic is growing, if R is less than 1 the epidemic is shrinking. The higher R is above 1, the more people 1 infected person infects and so the faster the epidemic grows.

The data are taken from management information and are subject to change. They have not been subject to the same validation processes undertaken for official statistical releases.


Data collection and calculation

Wales use UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) estimates of the R value and growth rate. Several academic groups individually estimate the R value and growth rate using different data streams, modelling techniques and assumptions.

To capture the inherent uncertainty in the R value and growth rate, the individual estimates are combined into a single range for each metric that is based on the evidence available at the time and provide an indication of the reliability of the estimate. This combination process is currently done using CrystalCast Software by UKHSA

Frequency of publication

Fortnightly

Data reference periods

From May 2020 onwards

Revisions information

All data are provisional and subject to future revision due to ongoing data entry and cleansing activities

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, Reproduction number, R number