There has been a 43% increase in the weekly number of coronavirus cases in England, according to new figures.
In the seven days to 2 September, a total of 9,864 people tested positive for COVID-19.
This is the highest weekly number since the government’s Test and Trace system was launched at the end of May.
In the same week to 2 September, around 30% of close contacts of people who tested positive for COVID-19 were not reached in the scheme.
The figure of 69.2% who were reached is the lowest weekly percentage since the system was up and running.
The number is down slightly from 69.8% in the previous week.
For cases handled by local health protection teams, 96.6% of contacts were reached and asked to self-isolate in the week to September 2.
By contrast, for those cases handled either online or by call centres, 61.3% of close contacts were reached and asked to self-isolate.