To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to improve data (a) collection, (b) granularity and (c) analysis of covid-19 transmission by area.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
2 February 2021
Statistics for NHS Test and Trace are published weekly. Their latest report confirms plans to improve the reported data by making available additional demographic information for people tested, increasing data for new testing technologies and by providing details on testing in care homes and details of close contacts who go on to test positive. The report is available at the following link: