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UK Department of Health: 14,892 people identified as close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases

The UK's Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced on Thursday that through the test and trace system they were able to identify 14,892 people who had close contacts with positive coronavirus cases.

Key takeaways

"Of these people, 70.8% were reached and asked to self-isolate."

"4,347 people who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) had their case transferred to the contact tracing system in the fifth week."

Market reaction

The UK's FTSE 100 Index stays under bearish pressure following this headline. As of writing, the index was down 0.65% on the day at 6,116. Meanwhile, the GBP/USD pair was gaining 0.25% on the day at 1.2640.

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