Boris Johnson defends ‘world beating’ Test and Trace system despite one in five cases missed

Boris Johnson has defended his claim that the NHS Test and Trace system is “world beating” despite the latest figures revealing one in five positive cases are not being reached.

The Prime Minister told reporters: “If you look at what we are doing, actually I think it certainly is – it certainly does fit that description of ‘world beating’.

“I think I’m right in saying that we are now testing more – per head of population – than virtually any other country in Europe, certainly, in America they are testing a huge number of people.”

His comments come as the latest Department of Health figures show one in five people who have tested positive, and had their details passed to NHS Test and Trace system, have not been reached.

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