The R remains below 1 in all regions of England but the number of cases is still high.
The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England was also shown to be dropping in separate data released on Friday.
This is down from an estimated one in 45 for the period January 24 to 30.
The data is based on swab results from people with and without symptoms.
On February 9, the latest date for which figures are available, the number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 in the United Kingdom stood at 25,621.
Some 25,621 people were in hospital with the virus on 9 February, down from 39,236 on 18 January.
More than 14 million Britons have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far, and uptake stands at around 90%.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing calls from Tory sceptics to ease the lockdown once the pressure on the NHS eases and deaths drop.
However, scientists have said case numbers are still too high for any significant loosening of restrictions.
They believe that only by driving case numbers to much lower levels can NHS Test and Trace and surge testing work properly.
With low case numbers, clusters of cases can be identified more easily and new mutations to the virus can be picked up, one Government scientific adviser said.
The government scientists have also estimated the UK's growth rate is between minus 5% and minus 2%, meaning the number of new infections is shrinking between 2% and 5% each day.
Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group is among those issuing invites, while in Shropshire, Coventry, York and Hampshire some vaccines have been given already.
This is down from around one in 65 the previous week, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Over 13 million people have had a first shot of the vaccine and the government is on track to meet its target to give a first dose to all those in vulnerable groups by next week.
In Wales, First Minister Mark Drakeford said some over-50s there have already begun to be contacted and offered a vaccination.
She said on Wednesday that the vaccines are due to arrive in Zimbabwe by the start of March.
Meanwhile, NHS England has said people aged between 65 and 69 can now have a COVID-19 vaccine in England if Global Positioning System have done all they can to reach the higher priority groups.
However, some Global Positioning System have expressed frustration at being told they can not move on to the next groups.