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NHS Test and Trace meets new year surge in demand with faster turnaround times

 

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NHS Test and Trace meets new year surge in demand with faster turnaround times

85% of in-person test results were returned the next day after the test was taken, compared with 63% the week before.

NHS Test and Trace has continued to reach a high volume of cases and contacts and, with improving turnaround times for tests, the service has seen a record-breaking start to the new year. In the first 2 weeks of January, NHS Test and Trace has carried out more than 13% of the PCR tests conducted to date. Approximately 331,000 people received a positive result, with NHS Test and Trace identifying an estimated 47% of new infections. More….