New figures have been revealed by the Government, giving an insight into Covid-19's rate of infection in the UK.

The R-rate, or rate of infection, in the UK is currently between 1.2 and 1.3 per cent. This means that every 10 people infected will pass the virus on to another 12 to 13 people.

In the North West, the rate of infection is at 1.2 to 1.5 in the East of England, the R-rate is currently between 1.0 and 1.3

London is displaying an R-rate of 0.9 to 1.2 and North East and Yorkshire, 1.1 to 1.3

In the South East the infection rate is 1.0 to 1.2, in the South West it is currently 1.2 to 1.5 and in Midlands 1.2 to 1.4.

A spokesperson for the Government said: "When the numbers of cases or deaths are at low levels and/or there is a high degree of variability in transmission across a region, then care should be taken when interpreting estimates of R and the growth rate.

"For example, a significant amount of variability across a region due to a local outbreak may mean that a single average value does not accurately reflect the way infections are changing throughout that region."