Of 6,923 people who had their case transferred to the contact tracing system in its third week of operation, 1,791, or 25.9 per cent, could not be reached (Photo: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images).

England’s Covid-19 test and trace system could not reach a quarter of people who had their cases transferred to the system after a positive test for the new coronavirus, UK’s Department of Health said on Thursday (June 25).

Of 6,923 people who had their case transferred to the contact tracing system in its third week of operation, 1,791, or 25.9 per cent, could not be reached.

The department said 30,286 people were identified as close contacts of positive Covid-19 cases, and of these 24,734 people, or 81.7 per cent, were reached and asked to self-isolate.

(Reuters)

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