NHS Digital has published an interactive dashboard showing the number of coronavirus cases identified through Pillar 1 and 2 testing and the total number of NHS Pathways triages through 111 and 999, and online assessments in 111 Online which received a potential COVID-19 final disposition.
The Progression Dashboard can be used to show trends over time at each Upper Tier Local Authority (UTLA) and region in England.
The dashboard shows
- The number of people with coronavirus identified through testing at an NHS lab (Pillar 1) or from commercial swab (Pillar 2) testing
- Triage of coronavirus symptoms through NHS Pathways by calls to NHS 111 and 999 and through NHS 111 online. This is a count of triages, not a count of people as a person may have accessed the service multiple times with different symptoms.
The data will present the latest available information to highlight trends and changes by location and is updated every day, with data available from 18 March 2020 to three days before the current calendar date.
Jem Rashbass, executive director of master registries and data at NHS Digital, said: ‘We are working hard with our partners across the health and care sector to provide rapid access to vital data which could aid the pandemic response.
‘The reason the progression dashboard is important is because it shows two measures that are associated with changing levels of coronavirus infection – people who have possible symptoms and then the results of the number of tests for the virus. By tracking the two over time at local level we can monitor whether there are possible new hotspots of infection.’
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