England tests record 3 million people for COVID in latest week

FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London

LONDON (Reuters) - England's coronavirus test and trace service said on Thursday it had identified 149,317 positive cases in the week to Feb. 3 after a record 3 million people were tested, the highest number ever in a single week.

The service said it had also identified 264,577 contacts of those who had tested positive, resulting in 377,391 people being told to self-isolate.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Sarah Young)