Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th January 2021.

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Photo of Tom Randall Tom Randall Conservative, Gedling

What steps his Department is taking to increase Covid-19 testing capacity.

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

We are increasing our testing capacity, both through current swab testing and new, rapid lateral flow tests to cut the spread of COVID-19 nationwide.

The United Kingdom’s daily testing capacity passed 500,000 on 31 October. Testing capacity in the UK across all pillars between 29 October and 4 November was at 4,367,049 tests - an increase of 21% compared to the previous week.

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