The NHS Test and Trace system has had its lowest weekly figure given that the plan started, with less than 60%of close contacts of people who tested favorable for coronavirus being reached.
Just 59.6%of people in England were reached through the system in the week ending 14 October, according to the most recent figures.
This is the most affordable weekly percentage since it began and is below 63.0%in the previous week.
For cases managed by local health care groups, 94.8%of contacts were reached and asked to self-isolate in the week to October 14.
For cases handled either online or by call centres, 57.6%of close contacts were reached and asked to self-isolate.
Simply 15.1%of individuals who were checked for COVID-19 in England in the week ending October 14 at a local site, local site or mobile testing system – a so-called “in-person” test – got their result within 24 hours.
This is the lowest weekly portion given that the system was launched – and is down 32.8%given that the week previously.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson had actually previously promised in-person tests would all be returned within a 24- hour tim