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Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st May 2020.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Labour, Brent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has changed the method by which it calculates the number of covid-19 tests carried out in a 24-hour period, since 1 April 2020.

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

As the United Kingdom COVID-19 testing programme has significantly increased through April and May, we have adapted our reporting processes to ensure they remain as accurate as possible.

Further detail, including definitions and published data, can be found at the following link:

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

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