Room for improvement in Test and Trace system
10 June 2021
- The latest NHS Test and Trace data shows 25,091 positive cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the most recent week of this data (27 May to 2 June). This is up by 45% on the previous week.
- 3.75 million people were tested in the latest week, a 17.7% decrease on the previous week.
- For all Pillar 2 routes combined, 89.9% were returned within 24 hours, and of those transferred into the system, 7.8% were not reached.
Responding to the latest figures from NHS Test and Trace, the chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, said:
"It is concerning to see a 45% increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19. We know that the North West in particular is facing increased hospitalisations from COVID-19.
"Today's figures highlight again that there is clear room for improvement in NHS Test and Trace, as over 5,000 people who tested positive were not transferred into the system, and there were also declines in the number of people who were reached and in test turnaround times this week."