Chair of the Commons Well being committee Jeremy Hunt says native authorities ought to have the potential to do their very own Covid contact tracing.
He made his feedback as it emerged a number of councils in England didn’t obtain some details about how the Indian variant was spreading of their space.
Between 21 April and 11 Might, the system solely supplied particulars of a restricted variety of optimistic circumstances of coronavirus to the eight native authorities.
On 11 Might, they had been informed by the Division of Well being and Social Care that, over that interval, 734 optimistic assessments had not been reported.
The variety of lacking circumstances was highest in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire.
A spokesperson from the Division for Well being and Social Care mentioned: “Attributable to a software program problem, there was a delay in tracing contacts of various circumstances. This solely affected a handful of native authorities and the problem was resolved as shortly as attainable.”