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Contact Tracing: Computer Software

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 69590, tabled on 6 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contacts were traced by the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app during the trial of that app on the Isle of Wight.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

24 July 2020

Over 50,000 people on the Isle of Wight downloaded and activated the app. Out of this number, on 18 June, 1,765 people had been notified that they had been in close contact with someone who had symptoms.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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