Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th April 2021.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions the covid-19 variant 1.617 has been identified in tests in each week since 4 January 2021.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table shows the number of occasions COVID-19 variant B.1617 has been identified in tests in each week since 22 February 2021. There are no cases from sequenced positive tests prior to this date.

Week Beginning

Cases

22 February 2021

2

1 March 2021

6

8 March 2021

11

15 March 2021

18

22 March 2021

19

29 March 2021

30

5 April 2021

33

12 April 2021

33

19 April 2021

1

Null

2

Note:

Data includes two cases which have not been matched to a Second Generation Surveillance System record and so no date exists. The date refers to the date of a positive test. There is approximately a one to two week lag between the point of a positive test to the sequenced results entering into the data feed.

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