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Test and Trace 'is even worse than we think': Official figures are already dire, but experts say missing data means real situation could be more grave Scientists led by University College London say Test and Trace is 'getting worse'  Researchers found some of the best available data was up to two weeks old, making it impossible to know whether official restrictions are effective, they say 'Data dashboard' shows rising number missed by test and trace within 24 hours

By Kate Pickles For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:01 GMT, 28 October 2020 | Updated: 00:12 GMT, 28 October 2020

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Britain's test and trace system is 'getting worse' and struggling to cope with the resurgence of coronavirus, according to experts.

Gaps in the data make it impossible to know whether official restrictions are reducing the spread of infection, say the researchers.

Scientists led by University College London say the gaps are starkly illustrated by their new 'data dashboard' Covid Red, which is designed to bring together all available virus information.

Professor Christina Pagel, a co-developer, said: 'We don't know what percentage of people with symptoms are actually isolating for the full length of time or their contacts.'

Scientists led by University College London say Britain's test and trace system is struggling to cope with the resurgence of coronavirus. Pictured: NHS England's Test and Trace app

Scientists led by University College London say Britain's test and trace system is struggling to cope with the resurgence of coronavirus. Pictured: NHS England's Test and Trace app

She added: 'If people are not isolating then it's just

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