The number of patients testing positive for Covid has increased by 45 percent in the last week, according to statistics.
According to recent numbers, the number of patients testing positive for coronavirus in England has increased by 45 percent in a week, although rapid testing levels have decreased to their lowest levels since March.
According to the most recent Test and Trace numbers, 25,091 persons in England tested positive for the virus at least once in the week ending June 2, increasing 45 percent over the previous week.
It’s the most persons who have tested positive since the week of March 31.
Meanwhile, despite all members of the public being entitled to take two rapid Covid-19 tests per week, the number of rapid Covid-19 tests carried out in England plummeted to its lowest level in three months.
In the week leading up to June 2, just under 3.5 million lateral flow device (LFD) tests for Covid-19, or quick tests, were performed in England, according to the numbers.
This is down from 4.8 million the week before and the lowest level since the week of March 3, when just under 2.8 million tests were conducted.
According to the Department of Health, the drop in the most recent week coincided with the summer half-term holiday in schools.
LFD tests are swab tests that provide results in 30 minutes or less without requiring laboratory processing.
Everyone in England has been eligible for fast Covid-19 tests twice a week from April 9.