Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th January 2022.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of daily covid-19 cases that are reinfections.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has not made a specific estimate. However, the UKHSA monitors weekly COVID-19 cases, including numbers and rates of reinfections in England, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-flu-and-covid-19-surveillance-reports-2021-to-2022-season

As of 2 January 2022, 268,517 potential reinfections have been identified in England since the beginning of the pandemic.

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