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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 75135, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the estimated number of covid-19 lateral flow tests being taken compared to the number of lateral flow test results being reported, in each of the last six months.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 November 2021

We have not made a specific assessment. However, the UK Health Security Agency has received over 186 million result registrations from lateral flow tests in England to date. The Office for National Statistics estimates that approximately 22% to 25% of test users register results.

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