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A record 2,400,724 lateral flow device (LFD) tests for Covid-19, or rapid tests, were conducted in England in the week to 10 February, according to the latest Test and Trace figures.

LFD tests are swab tests that give results in 30 minutes or less, without the need for processing in a laboratory.

By contrast, 1,295,051 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were conducted in the week to 10 February. PCR tests are swab tests that are processed in a laboratory.

This is the second successive week in which more LFD tests were conducted than PCR tests.