The government has not published the number of people tested for coronavirus since 22 May.

It’s also been criticised for not detailing who was swabbed – staff, patients or those isolating at home.

The UK Statistics Authority chairman has written to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, saying the published official figures are “far from complete and comprehensible”.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the publication of headline figures on the number of people tested had “temporarily paused to ensure consistent reporting”.

What figures do we have?

Testing has been a key measure of government performance in handling the outbreak.

Making sure supply could meet demand was one of the five criteria the prime minister said needed to be met before easing lockdown.

And the government acknowledges testing strategically will

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