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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 98374, tabled on 5 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include the number of reinfections in the daily update on covid-19 infections.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

20 January 2022

The daily COVID-19 dashboard for the United Kingdom does not currently include reinfections for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. For these nations, those who test positive more than once are recorded once at the time of their first test. Work is ongoing to allow the inclusion of data on re-infections on the dashboard in the near future.

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