How many people have really been tested for COVID-19 in the UK?

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  • It should be one of the simplest questions for the government to answer since Matt Hancock made his pledge to carry out 100,000 tests a day: how many people have been tested for COVID-19 in the UK?

    But the chief executive of the UK Statistics Authority has criticised the government for presenting data on testing that doesn’t serve its purpose and might be misleading.

    Ed Conway has taken a deep dive into the data to see what is really going on with our COVID-19 testing.

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