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Sun Oct 4, 2020, 05:16 PM

(UK) Covid: 16,000 coronavirus cases missed in daily figures after IT error [View all]

Nearly 16,000 cases of coronavirus were not entered into the national computer system used for official figures because of a technical glitch, Public Health England says.

Some of the unreported cases were added to Saturday's figure of 12,872 new cases and Sunday's figure of 22,961.

It said all of the cases "received their Covid-19 test result as normal".

But BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym said it meant the contacts of those who tested positive had not been approached.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54412581

15,841 cases between 25 September and 2 October. That's a lot of missed contacts, for most of whom it's now too late to stop them spreading it. Could be dozens, or even hundreds, of deaths because of it.

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