Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7 June 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) data on covid-19 data is robust and publicly accessible and (b) the public can continue to assess local risk of covid-19.

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

Statistics are produced and released in line with the principles set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics, ensuring high quality and accessibility.

The content and frequency of reporting on COVID-19, such as the ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK’ dashboard published on GOV.UK, is kept under review. The dashboard includes local data on testing, cases, vaccination, hospitalisation and deaths. The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey is the Government’s community surveillance programme. The ONS publishes weekly insights on infections across the United Kingdom, which includes sub-regional estimates of the proportion of people testing positive for COVID-19.

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