FEWER than one in three people are getting their coronavirus test results back with 24 hours throwing track and trace efforts into chaos.
On the day the new NHS Covid-19 app was launched, the latest official NHS Test and Trace data suggest the percentage of people receiving results within the 24 hour target had actually fallen from 66% at the start of the month to just 28.2% this week.
This has an inevitable knock-on impact on the speed with which those in contact with coronavirus cases are ordered to isolate themselves.
The news came just hours after Chancellor Rishi Sunak addressed the nation this afternoon announcing a new Job Support Scheme to help our coronavirus-ravaged economy.
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