As far as I can tell, the last daily update from the Department of Health and Social Care on the pandemic which included figures on how many people have been tested for COVID-19 took place on May 22nd.
Since then, the DHSC has omitted this statistic from its daily release, instead blaming 'technical difficulties with data collection'.
Since then, the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir David Norgrove, has written to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, in part to express his concern at this omission:
Thank you for your letter of 27 May, in which you described some welcome, though limited, additions to the official data on COVID-19 tests, including a proposed note on methods (not yet published at the time of writing). I am afraid though that the figures are still far from complete and comprehensible.
the notes to the daily slides rightly say that some people may be tested more than once and it has been widely reported that swabs carried out simultaneously on a single patient are counted as multiple tests. But it is not clear from the published data how often that is the case. Figures for the overall number of people being tested have previously been published but are not available in the published time series.
Has the Government or the DHSC given a full explanation of why this 'people tested' statistic has not been reported since May 22nd, aside from the 'technical difficulties' cited in the above image?