Confirmed cases by test types

Counts of confirmed cases depend on the viral testing regime, capacity, and willingness. In England, there are three main ways to get a positive test:

  • PCR only: A person, often with symptoms or regular testing, takes a polymerase chain reaction test.
  • LFD (positive PCR): After taking a rapid test, it shows a positive result. That person then undertakes a confirmatory PCR test, which is also positive. The swab for the…

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This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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