Press release: NHS Test and Trace continues to improve as contacts reached exceeds 85%

The proportion of contacts reached by tracing service increases substantially from 72.6% to 85.7%NHS Test and Trace is reaching an ever-greater proportion of contacts of people who have tested positive for coronavirus according to the latest weekly Test and Trace statistics, helping to prevent transmission of the virus and save lives.Recent improvements made by NHS Test and Trace to the contact tracing website to make it faster and easier to provide tracing information, as well as operational changes to the process for contacting household contacts, have led to the latest substantial improvements, with 85.7% of contacts now reached, up from 72.6% in the previous week.Among other changes, NHS…

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Press release: More than one million cases reached by NHS Test and Trace

The proportion of contacts reached by the service increases substantially from 60.5% to 72.5% Turnaround times also continue to improve Charnwood Lighthouse lab begins processing testsNHS Test and Trace is continuing to trace a larger proportion of people who have come into contact with someone with coronavirus, latest statistics show further helping to break chains of transmission and save lives.Measures such as improvements to the digital self-service, which make it faster and easier to provide tracing information, as well as changes to the process for contacting under-18s in a household, have begun to show tangible improvements, with 72.5% of contacts now reached, up from 60.5% in the previous…

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Press release: More than 2 million people reached by NHS Test and Trace

2 million people have now been reached by the NHS Test and Trace service since it was launched Improvements to the contact tracing process will see a reduction in duplicate calls to family households NHS Test and Trace completes the highest proportion of cases since the service was launchedFigures published today show that NHS Test and Trace has completed a record number of cases during this reporting week, with 85% (120,512) of people who have tested positive successfully contacted. In total, 2 million people have been reached by the service, including those who tested positive and their contacts.Upcoming changes to the contact tracing process should also see a…

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Press release: 500,000 daily testing capacity reached in ongoing drive to boost test and trace

UK testing capacity increased to 519,770 to help meet demand over the winter period, in ongoing expansion of testing this follows announcements of new Lighthouse Labs and partnerships joining the lab network rapid testing innovations will further boost testing capabilitiesAs a result of partnerships with NHS and university labs, new cutting-edge testing innovations and a recruitment drive boosting the UKs coronavirus diagnostic network, NHS Test and Trace has rapidly expanded testing capability ahead of winter.In order to meet the unprecedented scale of challenge this pandemic presents, the government has built a national coalition of people and organisations from national and local government, the NHS, Public Health England, the…

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Press release: 500,000 daily testing capacity reached in ongoing drive to boost test and trace

UK testing capacity increased to 519,770 to help meet demand over the winter period, in ongoing expansion of testing this follows announcements of new Lighthouse Labs and partnerships joining the lab network rapid testing innovations will further boost testing capabilitiesAs a result of partnerships with NHS and university labs, new cutting-edge testing innovations and a recruitment drive boosting the UKs coronavirus diagnostic network, NHS Test and Trace has rapidly expanded testing capability ahead of winter.In order to meet the unprecedented scale of challenge this pandemic presents, the government has built a national coalition of people and organisations from national and local government, the NHS, Public Health England, the…

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