Covid surge: 520,000 pinged by test and trace app in 46% spike – biggest since January

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    Newly-released figures showed more than 520,000 people received a message that they had come into contact with a person who had tested positive for Covid. This means almost 1 percent of the entire English population were pinged in the week ending on July 7. The data will be a cause for concern as millions count down to “Freedom Day” on July 19.

    Nightclubs are set to reopen for the first time since March 2020 and revellers will not be required to wear masks.

    The app has been a key weapon in the country’s battle against the virus. 

    However, it has proved unpopular on many fronts and a recent poll suggested one in five people who downloaded it had later deleted it. 

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