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Median time for Covid-19 testing and contact tracing turnaround now 2.83 days

The median turnaround time from referral for a Covid-19 test to the completion of contact tracing is now 2.83 days, the HSE has said.

This compares to a median turnaround time of 1.8 days around last month.

As a result of increased demand for testing in recent weeks, the HSE has stood up additional efforts in contact tracing centres.

There is concerns that a delay in testing and contact tracing will give ground for a further rise in Covid-19 infections across the country.

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