I wish they'd make those figures more easily digestible.

Just checking my interpretation and maths Billy: 27,183 of those 'tests' are not actual 'tests' though are they, they're just what the govt have decided to include as 'tests' ie kits posted. So the actual tests carried out on human beings by all means is really 97,029-27,183= 69,846 correct?

Then if the actual number of people actually tested is 24290 (Pillar 1) + 31987 (Pillar 2) = 56277

So 56277 people have undertaken a total of 69846 tests between them. Why are so many multi-tested do we know?

Your maths are right (although I would have calculated them slightly differently), although that's actually the maximum number of people who were actually tested.

According to the government, they tested 67,443 people through a total of 97,029 tests. Of those 67,443 people, 24,290 were under Pillar 1 and 43,153 under Pillar 2.

The total number of Pillar 2 tests was 59,170 which comprised 31,987 in-person tests and 27,183 which were delivered. Unfortunately, it's impossible to calculate how many people were tested under each of those individual routes. However, you can make some educated assumptions:

If you assume that every in-person test was for a different person, then the minimum number of people who could have been tested under the Pillar 2 delivery route is 11,166 (43,153 people tested under Pillar 2 minus 31,987 in-person tests). If you assume the other extreme, (i.e. that they count one individual per test posted out) then, obviously, the maximum number of people tested under the Pillar 2 delivery route was 27,183.

Therefore, the minimum number of people who were actually tested is 67,443 - 27,183 = 40,260.

The maximum number of people who were actually tested is 67,443 - 11,166 = 56,277.

The actual number will be somewhere in between.