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Country reports big jump amid data issues; more than 35 million cases globally, with US, India, Brazil, Russia and Colombia the worst hit

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Country reports big jump amid data issues; more than 35 million cases globally, with US, India, Brazil, Russia and Colombia the worst hit

From the political editor of the Liverpool Echo:

The locating of thousands more misplaced test results have pushed Liverpool’s infection rate to over 400 per 100,000 – a staggering and really scary number for a city with some of the worst historic health issues that make fighting this virus so much harder

The shadow health minister has described the reporting delays as “shambolic”.

This is just shambolic. ‘Technical problems’ means over 15,000 previously missing Covid cases added to the totals for recent days.

Were these cases followed up by contact tracing teams? Are contacts isolating? How does this impact local restrictions?

People will be alarmed. pic.twitter.com/46hOXxyvur

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