Coronavirus UK death toll creeps up by 19 with 12,594 more reported infections
The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus has increased by 19.
The latest figures also shows the number of reported infections has increased by 12,594.
However both the death toll and number of infections today are down on Sunday’s figures when 33 people died and 22,961 cases were reported.
The news comes as Public Health England last night admitted 15,841 cases were left out of daily reported figures between September 25 and October 2.
Now it has emerged the cases were not only missing from statistics – but also from vital contact-tracing efforts led by the outsourced NHS Test and Trace.
PHE insisted every person who was tested initially received their test result as normal, with all those testing positive told to self-isolate.
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