Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Marlesford Lord Marlesford Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tests for COVID-19 have been carried out; and what proportion of those have shown positive.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government is committed to increasing the capacity of testing to at least 25,000 per day for patients most in need.

As of 9am on 6 April 2020, cumulatively across the United Kingdom, 252,958 tests have concluded. 208,837 people have been tested of which 51,608 tested positive. 5,373 of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for the coronavirus have sadly died.

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