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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 42867, tabled on 4 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has changed the method by which it calculates the number of covid-19 tests carried out in a 24-hour period, since 1 April 2020.

Answered on

21 May 2020

As the United Kingdom COVID-19 testing programme has significantly increased through April and May, we have adapted our reporting processes to ensure they remain as accurate as possible.

Further detail, including definitions and published data, can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

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Department of Health and Social Care