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Is the K number the new R number? What you need to know

Doctors are discussing a new way to monitor the spread of COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Adam Kleczkowski

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde

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What a spread of R=3 looks like. Image: Adam Kleczkowski
Mary Mallon in hospital. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Spread of COVID-19 with a value of K much larger than 1. Image: Adam Kleczkowski
Epidemic spread with a distribution of secondary cases with high dispersion and value of K around or below 1. Image: Adam Kleczkowski

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