Test and Trace must continue to improve to help contain spike in COVID-19 cases

03 June 2021


Responding to the latest figures from NHS Test and Trace, the director of policy and strategy of NHS Providers, Miriam Deakin, said:

"While it is positive to see slight improvements in the testing system, we are concerned by the spike in the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

"Some of this rise will be linked to the Delta variant, serving as a reminder that we must continue to play our part and observe the rules on social contact. We urge everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn.

"While the vaccination programme has been successful so far, there is still a risk from the new variants. NHS Test and Trace must play its part to contain this threat."

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