Number of people who test positive for c19

Jane Westover made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Public Health England

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Dear Public Health England,

Could you please give me the total number of people who have tested positve for corona virus, have self-isolated, and never become ill. Are these people able to claim any compensation for being wrongly diagnosed and having their life disrupted?

And the number of people who have been tested in the community, had no symptoms,but tested positive and later (within 7 days) had to seek medical assistance.

Could you show me evidence that the government has sought expert advice in dealing with c19. There are so many peer reviewed reports from many experts that suggest the governments approach to c19 could / should have been different. I would hope that in the midst of a public health crisis the government would be willing to explore as many options as possible to ensure a positive outcome. And then go on to share their findings in a way that is easy for all to access.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Jane Westover

FOI, Public Health England

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FOI, Public Health England

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OFFICIAL
Dear Jane Westover,

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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