K number: what is the coronavirus metric that could be crucial as lockdown eases?

K sheds light on the variation behind R. “Some [infectious] people might generate a lot of secondary cases because of the event they attend, for example, and other people may not generate many secondary cases at all,” said Dr Adam Kucharski. “K is the statistical value that tells us how much variation there is in that distribution.”

Publisher: The Guardian | Author: Nicola Davis

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infection data, k number, reopening, superspreader, transmission, and transmission rate
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2020-06-01 (Modified: 1596-08-03)

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