Most recent reproduction number
Number of people infected by one infectious person. This number is always two weeks old, since more current calculations are to unreliable.
The reproduction number shows how fast the virus is spreading. This number shows how many people are on average infected by one patient with COVID-19. The number of transmissions remains more or less constant when the reproduction number is 1, declines when it is less than 1 and increases when the number is above 1.
The reproduction number over time
The reproduction number is not an exact value but a reliable estimate. Reproduction numbers (R) using data from less than two weeks ago are not reliable, therefore, the line depicting R stops at a date two weeks in the past.