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NI contact tracing has 80% success rate, but unease one in five with coronavirus unreached

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SDLP MLA Colin McGrath, who sits on Stormont's health committee

SDLP MLA Colin McGrath, who sits on Stormont's health committee

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SDLP MLA Colin McGrath, who sits on Stormont's health committee

One in five people who has tested positive for Covid-19 could not be reached or would not comply with the Contact Tracing Service (CTS), the Public Health Agency has said.

Between June 3 and 10 the CTS added 101 cases to the contact tracing system, but the service was only able to trace 81 people, an 80% success rate.

This came as one-third of people who tested positive for the virus could not be reached by the contact tracing system in England between May 28 and June 3.