BRITAIN’S calamitous test and trace system has suffered its worst week EVER, latest figures have revealed.
The system failed to reach more than 30% of people who’d been in close contact with somebody who’d tested positive for Covid-19 in the week ending September 30.
The figure means the UK’s contact-tracing programme, which Boris Johnson once promised would be “world beating”, had suffered its worst week since being introduced.
Additionally, a third of positive Covid-19 cases were not even added to the system during the same time frame – despite the Government declaring a 56% increase in the number of positive tests.
Professor James Naismith, Director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, said. “Unfortunately [the figures] are not encouraging… Particularly concerning was that only 34, 494 were transferred to tracing. 11,000 of the gap resulted from last week’s IT error. Even so, a gap of around 6,000 is disappointing.”
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