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Coronavirus statistical update: localised test and trace still proving problematic

Despite the deficiencies in data provision shown up by the Leicester outbreak, and government promises to remedy the situation, reports are still indicating that the NHS Test & Trace system is not working as well as it needs to on the ground. Research and graphics by Russell Hall, text by Nick Terdre.

Posted 13:16 Friday, Jul 24, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus Matt Hancock Nick Terdre Russell Hall test-and-trace

Coronavirus statistical update: Leicester hotspot revealed by more detailed data

Leicester is now in lockdown, but it only became clear that it was a coronavirus hotspot when a glaring deficiency in the provision of local data was remedied. The more detailed data reveal that the extent of infections at local authority level has been underestimated around the country, including in Hastings, Rother and East Sussex. Text by Nick Terdre, research and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 09:16 Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: covid-19 hotspot Leicester Nick Terdre Pillar 2 test-and-trace

Coronavirus statistical update: teething problems for test and trace

The app which the government was trialling on the Isle of Wight has had to be abandoned – a setback for the test and trace system which lies at the heart of the government’s strategy for containing the spread of coronavirus while progressively relaxing restrictions and getting the economy and schools functioning again. Meanwhile the alert level has been reduced. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:53 Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: alert level corona virus covid-19 ESCC Nick Terdre test-and-trace

Testing facilities improve but testing statistics still confuse

Life for key workers living locally who need testing for coronavirus has been made easier by the opening of a drive-through testing centre in Bexhill. Meanwhile the government is to provide funding to local authorities as it prepares to move into test-and-trace operations. However, the true testing capacity appears to a lot less than the government claims. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:22 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Healthcare Trust Matt Hancock Nadine Dorries nhs test-and-trace testing
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