Almost three quarters of people infected with coronavirus have no symptoms, according to the latest ONS study. Asymptomatic transmission has been stressed as a very important part of why the Test, Track and Trace system is so essential. Health Secretary Matt Hancock admitted to BBC Breakfast that this was the “biggest challenge” in the fight against COVID-19 and assured that the tracing system was working properly.
He said: “The biggest challenge we’ve got is finding people who don’t have symptoms and getting them tested.
“They don’t know they’ve got coronavirus but can still pass it on.
“So the message to the public is: if in doubt, get a test.
“If you think you might have coronavirus symptoms, a cough or a temperature or that loss of taste and smell then you really must get a test.”
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