Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th April 2020.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 21 April 2020 to Question 34315, how many personnel in are involved in carrying out contact tracing to identify people who may be at risk of transmitting covid-19.

Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2020 to Question 34315, how many close contacts of people infected with covid-19 have been identified in England since 1 March 2020.

Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2020 to Question 34315, how many close contacts of people infected with covid-19 have been traced.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 29 April 2020

Public Health England (PHE) undertook contact tracing of all confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the contain phase of the response, until 12 March. Since then contact tracing activities have been undertaken when needed as part of outbreak investigations. Contact tracing is undertaken by staff in local health protection teams and the PHE Field Service as part of their day to day health protection work. It is not possible to provide a specific number of people involved at this stage.

The number of people identified in England since 1 March 2020 having been in close contact with COVID-19 confirmed cases, and the number of people traced are not available in the format requested.

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