In Australia, Adelaide residents emerge from several days of strict lockdown and Victoria is poised for final steps out of restrictions; UK records 34
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I am going to hand you over to Helen Sullivan now.
South Australia’s chief health officer Prof Nicola Spurrier has revealed the estimated reproduction number was sitting at above two and could have been as high as four.
“So that meant to me that every one of our cases had passed it on to at least two other people, if not four other people,” she said. “And in fact at that time and based on that information we had a 99% chance that the wave that was starting off in South Australia was not going to be just a little blip, but it was going to be a very significant wave.”