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Coronavirus: Tyne and Wear

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 48996, tabled on 19 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many testing kits have been sent to the Queen Elizabeth hospital Gateshead testing labs in each of the last eight weeks; and what proportion of tests from the Tyne and Wear area are processed in those labs.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

24 July 2020

Between 13 April 2020 and 1 June 2020 17,503 tests were allocated to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead testing labs. We do not hold information in relation to the proportion of testing for the Tyne and Wear area carried out at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead testing lab.

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