Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Kate Hollern Kate Hollern Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of delays to local authorities receiving positive test results on the effectiveness of the NHS Track, Trace and isolate system.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS Test and Trace is working closely with local authorities. Every day local authorities receive test, case and contact tracing data, with further data shared with local Directors of Public Health, to help control and manage outbreaks in their area. For week commencing 10 October 2020 67.9% of test results were received the day after the test was taken an increase from 60.8% the previous week.

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