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Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL5862, tabled on 17 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who were traced under the NHS Test and Trace system were so traced due to a (1) their own, and (2) another person’s, positive COVID-19 test.

Answered on

30 June 2020

Experimental statistics were published on 18 June. Between 28 May and 10 June 2020 – 14,045 people who tested positive for COVID-19 had their case transferred to the contact tracing system, of whom 10,192 were reached and asked to provide details of recent close contacts (traced due to their own positive COVID-19 test); 96,746 contacts were identified and of these 87,639 were reached and advised to self-isolate (traced due to another person’s positive COVID-19 test).