Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th February 2021.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people contacted through the NHS Test and Trace service have been asked to self-isolate to a date that has already passed from the date on which they were contacted through that service.

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

As of 20 January 2021, 95.3% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 and were reached by the service were contacted within 72 hours of their case being transferred to the contact tracing system.

For the same period, 99.4% of people identified as recent close contacts of positive cases who were reached by the service were contacted within 72 hours of the case being transferred to the contact tracing system.

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