Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th June 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests (a) were undertaken in total and (b) resulted in a (i) positive and (ii) negative finding on each day in April 2020.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 06 May 2020

The overall number of tests for COVID-19 is published daily and is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

However, the information is not broken down to the level of detail being requested.

In April a total of 758,719 tests were completed across the United Kingdom, 146,103 of these results in a lab confirmed positive result.

More information on the Government’s testing strategy as well as updated testing figures can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-covid-19-surveillance-reports

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