Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th September 2020.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish the (a) proportion of people tested who test positive for covid-19 and (b) red, amber, green risk rating assessed by Public Health England for each geographical area as part of the regular publication of covid-19 testing data.

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

Since July 2020, the Joint Biosecurity Centre, NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England (PHE) have published the Contain Framework Lower Tier Local Authority Watchlist weekly, which list the lower tier local authorities with the highest weekly incidence rates alongside trend, and a range of other supporting evidence and analysis. This list is published as part of PHE’s Weekly 2019 COVID-19 Surveillance Report. Additionally, NHS Test and Trace publishes weekly statistical bulletins which includes weekly data on people tested for COVID-19 and those who tested positive in England. The reports are available at the following links:

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

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/nhs-test-and-trace-statistics-england-weekly-reports

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