Test and Trace service reaches more than 250,000 people since launch

  • NHS Test and Trace service results in line with the recognised metric of success for contact tracing services across the world
  • New NHS Test and Trace app to begin initial trial phase to help minimise the spread of coronavirus alongside national and local contact tracing
  • New app features include alerts based on postcode, QR check-in at venues, symptom checker and test booking
  • Residents on the Isle of Wight, Newham, and NHS Volunteer Responders across England will take part in new trial ahead of national roll-out

The latest statistics from the tenth week of NHS Test and Trace operation show the service is consistently reaching the majority of those testing positive and their contacts, and has reached more than a quarter of a million people since the service launched. The service is reaching over 79% of all those who test positive, and 83.4% of their contacts where

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