Coronavirus: Test and trace 'could cut Blackpool's rising transmission rate' A report says the current R number, which shows how many people are infected by a single carrier, is 1.01 in the seaside town.

A report says the current R number, which shows how many people are infected by a single carrier, is 1.01 in the seaside town.

Blackpool's top public health official believes the area's apparently rising coronavirus transmission rate could be reduced with a working test and trace system.

Dr Arif Rajpura, director of public health at the Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group, was responding to research suggesting that COVID-19 could be spreading exponentially.

He said: "What we're likely to see now is localised hotspots, and spread in certain places.

"The whole purpose of the test, track...
source: The Sky News

2020-06-07 00:02
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