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Only two-thirds of COVID cases transferred to English trace system in latest week

LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Only two-thirds of positive COVID-19 cases were transferred to England’s test and trace system in the latest weekly figures, health service statistics showed on Thursday, as Britain struggles to contain a second wave of the coronavirus.

NHS Test and Trace said that 51,475 people tested positive for COVID-19 between Sept 24 and Sept 30, a 56% increase on the previous week, but only 34,494 people were transferred to the tracing system in the same week. (Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Kate Holton)

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