K number: what is the coronavirus metric that could be crucial as lockdown eases?

Posted by on June 1, 2020 9:38 am
Categories: Global Stories

The K value sheds light on how the transmission rate varies and can help identify clusters

When deciding how and when lockdown restrictions will be lifted across the UK, the government has said the R value, denoting how many people on average one infected person will themselves infect, is crucial. But experts say another metric is becoming increasingly important: K.

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