October 4, 2020 | computer | No Comments
Nearly 23,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported for the UK as officials admitted that thousands of positive tests dating back more than a week had been not been counted due to an IT error.
Health officials said the latest figures – a new daily record – were “artificially high” as a result of the error in its Covid data dashboard and admitted that contact tracing had been delayed.
However they insisted that those affected by the glitch between 25 September and 2 October had all received their results and that lockdown decisions in local areas had not been affected.
Labour criticised the situation as “shambolic” and shadow health secretary called on Matt Hancock to come to the House of Commons to face questions.
It came hours after