December 31st, according to data from the British testing and tracking system, the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in England in the week ending December 23 was 232,169, up 33% from the previous week.
This is also the number of confirmed cases since the launch of the system in May this year. The highest week.
Of the people tested this week, only 16.9% were tested face-to-face through monitoring points, which is far lower than 34.1% before.
The UK Testing and Tracking System is primarily responsible for testing and tracking close contacts for COVID-19 to control the infection rate of the virus.