Care homes in England fear new Covid-19 cases as 90% of test results delayed

Exclusive: Official figures show only about one in 10 results returned within 48-hour target

Nearly nine out of 10 Covid-19 tests taken under the system used by care homes in England were returned after the government’s 48-hour target in September, official figures reveal.

The performance of the NHS test-and-trace system has sparked warnings from care managers that continued delays will increase the risk of infection among their vulnerable residents.

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