LONDON (Reuters) - COVID-19 infections have fallen by 30% during England’s month-long national lockdown and the virus is now in retreat, a large-scale study of more than 100,000 volunteers showed on Monday.
FILE PHOTO: An almost empty check-in area is seen at Gatwick Airport, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Crawley, Britain, November 27, 2020.
REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File PhotoEngland began its second national lockdown on Nov. 5 to curb rapidly rising infections and protect its health system.
The last iteration of the research, carried out between Oct. 16 and Nov. 2, showed 130 infections per 10,000 people.
The reproductive number of the virus was estimated at 0.88, reinforcing data released on Friday which showed infection numbers were shrinking by between 0% and 2% every day.
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