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Revised figures on the government’s coronavirus data dashboard last updated at 5.53pm [see earlier posting at 16.47]. It is now saying 21 deaths bringing the total to 46,526.
NHS test and trace is cutting 6,000 contact tracer jobs and allocating roles to regional teams to work with councils, following criticism by local authorities that the centrally-run system was failing to tackle local outbreaks.
The government announced on Monday that local and national teams would work together to make sure they reach as many people as possible who have been in contact with someone who has coronavirus. The change means that the number of national contact tracers will be reduced from 18,000 to 12,000 on 24 August.