Infections
- Reproduction number

Reproduction number

The reproduction number (R) shows how fast the coronavirus is spreading. The number shows how many people are infected on average by a person who carries the virus. That is why it is important to keep an eye on the R.

Last values obtained on Tuesday, 9 August. Is updated twice per week.

Source: RIVM

Reproduction number

0.81
0.09 lower than the value of 21 July

Number of people infected by 1 infectious person. The R is a calculated number. It is updated every Tuesday and Friday. The R is 2 weeks old, because a reliable calculation of the reproduction number can only be made after 14 days.

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The reproduction number (R) indicates how fast the coronavirus is spreading. R shows how many people on average are infected by someone who carries the virus. The number of transmissions is more or less constant when R is 1, drops when R is below 1 and increases when R is higher than 1.

Value of Monday, 25 July obtained on Tuesday, 9 August · Source: RIVM

The reproduction number over time

This graph shows the R-number over time. Data for the last 2 weeks is incomplete, because a reliable calculation of the reproduction number can only be made after 14 days.

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This graph shows the R number over time. Data for the last 2 weeks is incomplete, because a reliable calculation of the R can only be made after 14 days. Use the keyboard to navigate through the time in the graph. With the left and right arrow keys you can move backwards and forwards in time. Use the left angle bracket < to go back and the right angle bracket > to go forward. With page-up and page-down you make bigger steps. Use the Home key and End key to go to the beginning and end of the timeline.

Value of Tuesday, 9 August · Source: RIVM