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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 144679, tabled on 27 January 2021

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.

Answered on

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:

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Department of Health and Social Care
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