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Image caption The government says there is high demand for coronavirus tests. People are waiting longer for test results from England's community Covid testing centres, figures show. Only 28% of tests carried out in these venues came back in 24 hours in the week up to 16 September. That is down from one in three last week, and two in three the week before, NHS Test and Trace said. Just over 5% of tests took more than three days to turn around. It comes as the government is struggling to increase lab capacity to process tests. Access to community testing has had to be rationed because the network of five Lighthouse Labs, which process tests done in the community, are struggling to keep up with demand. Full story

24 September