‘Computer failure’ within Public Health England accused by ministers delay in reporting 15,841 COVID-19 cases In England.
This means the total number of coronavirus infections reported in the next few days will include a few more cases between September 25 and October 2.
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The Prime Minister was asked about the issue on Monday after Labor accused the government of overseeing a “shambolic” system.
Mr Johnson did not respond when asked how many people had not been traced, but who should have been, by NHS Test and Trace due to the delay in reporting infections.
“I can’t give you those numbers,” he said.
“What I can say is that all of these people are obviously contacted and the bottom line is that everyone – whether in this group or in general – should isolate themselves.
“This is the way to operate. ”
The Prime Minister said that successful use of the NHS Test and Trace program should create a ‘firewall’ around an incidence of infection and ‘help us fight the virus’.
Distribution of missing cases
|Missing cases||Original figurine||Total current|
|September 25||957||6 874||7 831|
|September 26||744||6 042||6 786|
|September 27||757||5 693||6 450|
|September 28||0||4 044||4 044|
|September 29||1 415||7 143||8 558|
|September 30||3 049||7 108||10 157|
|01 October||4 133||6 914||11 047|
|02 October||4 786||6 968||11 754|
Referring to the technological error, Mr Johnson claimed that “some of the data has been truncated” and “has been lost”.
“What they have done now is not only contacted all the people who have been identified as having the disease – it was done in the first place – but they are now working through all the contacts as well,” he said. he adds.
Following the addition of the new COVID-19[feminine cas aux chiffres de l’Angleterre, le taux hebdomadaire d’infections a grimpé en flèche dans des dizaines de régions.
Plus tôt lundi, la secrétaire au Travail et aux Pensions, Therese Coffey, a été interrogée sur le fait que d’autres personnes auraient pu être infectées par le COVID-19 en raison du fait que le programme de test et de traçage du NHS n’était pas au courant des près de 16000 cas.
«Il se peut bien qu’il y en ait», a-t-elle déclaré à Sky News.
« J’ai été informé que probablement la majorité [contact-tracing] happened in the last element of the week, the last few days.
“So it’s important that we act quickly, and PHE act quickly, to see whether or not people need to self-isolate.
“Because I recognize that not everyone who goes through the regime will be identified by the test and traceability regime to undertake this additional self-isolation. ”
Asked if the government would apologize on the matter, Ms Coffey highlighted the scheduled appearance of Health Secretary Matt Hancock in the House of Commons later Monday.
In a previous broadcast interview, Ms Coffey was unable to say how many close contacts of coronavirus cases were not contacted due to the system failure.
“I’m afraid I don’t have this information,” she told BBC Breakfast.
When asked if they had now been contacted, she replied, “I know the people who had the first results have all been contacted, I don’t know the answer to that question. ”
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Labor MP Bridget Phillipson, the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, accused ministers of overseeing a “chaotic” system.
“Testing, tracing and isolating just doesn’t work,” she told Sky News.
Labor MP Lucy Powell, MP for Manchester Central and shadow minister for business, said it was “of great concern” that infection rates were revised upward in Greater Manchester following the discovery of the computer problem.
“Local understanding of what is behind this increase is essential before we see ever tighter restrictions being placed on us,” she said on Twitter.
“We have already been living under local restrictions for more than 2 months than most places.”
Public Health England said on Sunday that those involved had all received their test results and those who tested positive had been asked to self-isolate.
Joint Medical Director Dr Susan Hopkins told Sky News: “There is no delay in receiving their test results from people.
“The delays are in reporting to the dashboard and to the public and there has been a delay in initiating contact tracing.
“Public Health England apologizes that this has happened and has put measures in place to prevent it from happening again. “