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Dorset’s Public Health Director Addresses Concerns Over South West’s COVID-19 ‘R’ Value Rise

Data reveals that the South West’s COVID-19 ‘R’ rating has risen to 1. This value indicates how many people an infected person will pass the virus on to.

Officials want the number to remain under 1 because if it becomes higher, the virus will spread exponentially.

Dorset Council’s expert Sam Crowe explains why Dorset residents need not be unduly concerned at this R value increase.

Listen at 1:34.