Press release: NHS Test and Trace successfully reaches almost 300,000 people

Where contact details are shared, contact tracers have reached 88.3% of contacts since the service launched Number of people coming forward for a test has increased by 57% since mid-June NHS Test and Trace has now been in operation for 3 monthsWhere contact details are shared, contact tracers have reached 88.3% of contacts identified by those testing positive since the launch of NHS Test and Trace.Demand for testing across the country continues to grow. Since mid-June the number of people getting newly tested has increased by 57% with over 440,000 people newly tested in the latest week of statistics (13 August to 19 August).In response, the largest network…

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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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