Harrogate district records 67 coronavirus cases after IT error


Oct 5, 2020
Coronavirus testing centre at Dragon Road car park in Harrogate.
Coronavirus testing centre at Dragon Road car park in Harrogate.

The Harrogate district recorded 67 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday after a Public Health England technical issue saw nearly 16,000 cases go unreported.

The number is considerably higher than any reported daily figure for the district since the pandemic began.

However, it is difficult to read too much into the number considering the technical error meant many cases were not reported for a week.

It takes the total number of coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic up to 1,161.

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Over the weekend, Public Health England said an IT issue meant 15,841 cases nationally between September 25 and October 2 went unreported.

The organisation said those who tested positive had been informed informed. But those who came into close contact with them were not.

A notice on the PHE coronavirus statistics page added:

“This means the total reported over the coming days will include some additional cases from the period between September 24 and October 1.”


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