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The UK’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced on Thursday that through the test and trace system they were able to identify 30,286 people who had close contacts with positive coronavirus cases.

Key takeaways

“6,923 people who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) had their case transferred to the contact tracing system in the third week.”

“24,734 people (81.7%) were reached and asked to self-isolate.”

“1,791 people (25.9%) could not be reached by test and trace system.”

Market reaction

This announcement doesn’t seem to be having a significant impact on market sentiment. As of writing, the UK’s FTSE 100 Index was down 0.2% on the day at 6,110 points.