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Test and Trace in Cheshire

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THOUSANDS of people in Cheshire who should be self-isolating are being missed by contact tracers.

The national Test and Trace system is failing to reach one-third of people across the county who are identified as close contacts of someone who tests positive for coronavirus.

Latest figures for the under-fire system show how many 'non-complex' close contacts – meaning people who could be dealt with by Test and Trace through a call centre or online – were reached by contact tracers between May 28 and October 7.

For the full story in the Knutsford Guardian, click here

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