The Government claims to have met Boris Johnson’s target of being able to process 500,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of October. In data published today, UK officials reported the country had the capacity to carry out 519,770 swab tests on November 1 for the virus. But over the course of the week, only 314,553 Covid-19 swabs were processed each day, on average. It casts doubts about whether Number 10 has really achieved the ambitious target it set, given it has never actually done close to 500,000 tests in a day. Matt Hancock was ridiculed in the summer for fudging his first target of completing 100,000 a day by the start of May, when it emerged that tens of thousands of home testing kits were mailed out on the last day so that they could be counted. Data now shows that that target wasn’t actually hit until May 21. And based on how long it took for tests to increase by an average 100,000 per day to their current level, it could take two months or more for 500,000 to become a functional achievement rather than a number on a screen. In data published today, Public Health England reports… Read full this story
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