New data shows that after testing positive for Covid-19, about one in eight people was transferred to the testing and tracking system, but this has not been achieved in the last week.
This is the largest proportion not reached since the end of last year, and the number of people who tested positive at the same time rose to the highest level in nearly five months.
Approximately 12.0% moved to testing and tracking United Kingdom According to statistics, in the week ending June 30, Health department And social care.
This number has never been so high since the week that ended on December 30, when it was at the peak of the second wave of coronavirus, which was 12.6%.
In the UK, anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 through a fast-track (LFD) test or a PCR test conducted in a laboratory will be transferred to Test and Trace so that their contacts can be traced and alerted.
Approximately 87.9% of these people got it in the last week.
In the week ending June 30, a total of 135,685 people in England tested positive for Covid-19 at least once.
This is a 71% increase from the previous week and is the largest number of people who have tested positive since the week ending February 3.
The sharp increase in positive cases reflects the impact of the third wave of coronavirus that continues to spread across the country.
The latest data shows that the pressure on the testing and tracking system is similar to that seen during the second wave of the virus outbreak last winter.
In the week ending June 30, more than three-quarters (76.9 %) accepted their results within 24 hours.
This is down from 83.8% in the previous week and is the lowest percentage since the week ended January 20.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson Last year promised that by the end of June 2020, all the results of personal tests will be returned within 24 hours.
He told the House of Commons on June 3, 2020 that he would “complete all tests within 24 hours before the end of June, except for the difficulty of mailing tests or other unsolvable problems.”
Separate data released on Thursday showed that the rate of Covid-19 cases in all regions of England is currently at the highest level since at least February.
According to the latest surveillance report, the North East of England has the highest incidence rate, with 613.4 cases per 100,000 people in the 7 days ending July 4. Public Health England
This is the highest rate in the region since comparable data began in the summer of 2020, when large-scale testing was conducted nationwide for the first time.
All other regions have set their highest levels since the end of January or early February this year, except for Yorkshire And Humber, the highest since mid-November last year.
The Department of Public Health of the United Kingdom stated that the case rate of all age groups is also continuing to rise, with the highest incidence rate for people between 20 and 29 years old, at 614.3 cases per 100,000.
This is the highest rate for this age group since the week of January 17.
Children aged 5 to 9 (248.6 cases per 100,000 people) and children aged 10 to 19 (578.6 cases) are now at their highest levels since the start of comparable data.