NHS Test and Trace successfully reaches over 80% of close contacts since launch

More dedicated contract tracer teams utilised across the country in partnership with local health protection teams Number of people coming forward for a test has increased by 52% since mid-June.Statistics from the eleventh week of operation (6 to 12 August) of NHS Test and Trace show that the service has reached more than 272,000 people, helping to stop hundreds of thousands of people at risk of unknowingly passing the virus on.Where communication details have been provided, the service has reached 88.6% of close contacts since launch or 81% of close contacts overall.Dedicated teams of contact tracers from NHS Test and Trace are working with local authorities across England…

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