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  • Public Health England have admitted tonight that nearly 16,000 cases of coronavirus between the 25th of September and the second of October were not included in daily figures for that period and not transferred to the contact tracing system.

  • Some of them were included in the figures published yesterday on today.

  • The latest daily figure shows 22,961 cases recorded for the last 24 hours.

  • 33 deaths were also recorded.

  • That's the people who died within 28 days off a positive covert 19 test on That takes the total number across the U.

  • K to 42,350 andare Health editor Hugh Pym is here in the studio.

  • So on the's nearly 16,000 cases, which we're only now seeing recorded in the figures you How did that happen?

  • Well, it seems as if it was an I t error, but quite a next ROrdonez announcement late this evening that nearly 16,000 of these positive tests weren't put into the system.

  • And by a quick calculation, it looks as if what we thought were around 7000 daily reported cases at the end of last week were actually more than 11,000, compared with about 7000 a week earlier.

  • Now, Public Health England have said it didn't affect anybody getting their test results.

  • They were all told in the normal way.

  • But something seems to have broken down between the labs carrying out the tests on then the data being put into the test and trace system.

  • So it means that the contacts off these people who tested positive weren't actually approached because the test and trace system didn't have their details so upto a week was lost in not following up those contacts.

  • So that is quite a serious situation.

  • Now we're assured that this I t problem has now been contained.

  • That'll the extra cases have been added in for yesterday and today on they should revert back to something akin to what we've been seeing before.

  • We should also say there are other bits of data that show that there could be a leveling off in cases, but it comes at a very awkward moment for the government.

  • They're trying toe, get confidence, intestine, trace and work out how the virus is spreading on.

  • Then this error comes along.

  • Hugh, Thank you very much we'll.

  • Earlier, the prime minister warned that the U.

  • K faced a very tough winter with the virus, but that he hoped things would be radically different by the spring.

  • Labor accused him off, failing to set out a serious strategy.

  • Ian Watson's report contains some flashing images.

  • How times change Despite a big election victory, many of Boris Johnson's winning policies have been obscured by the coronavirus crisis.

  • Here.

  • The political temperature is rising, with covered cases going up and his poll ratings coming down today.

  • He acknowledged people's frustrations but delivered the grim news that it might not be all over by Christmas.

  • The furious with me and the furious with the government.

  • But but But you know, I've got to tell you in a lot.

  • Canda it's going to continue to be bumpy through to Christmas.

  • It may even be may even be bumpy beyond labor are accusing him of losing control of the virus.

  • He acknowledged the testing needed to improve on promised that it would.

  • It is not perfect, Andrew.

  • I'm not going to claim it's perfect.

  • Um, I, um I frustrated with it.

  • Yes, of course.

  • I'm frustrated with it.

  • Um I going to blame NHS Testing trace on attack The thousands of people who are, I think doing a good job.

  • Of course I'm not, but I think I take full responsibility for the service.

  • I think by international comparative it is.

  • It is really very, very good indeed.

  • Boris Johnson will speak online to his virtual party conference this week, and some of the faithful want him to reflect on his performance as prime minister.

  • I've been speaking to some longstanding conservative MPs on some of the new intake, and quite a few of them say they still want further proof that Boris Johnson, having battled device himself, is still up for the job.

  • And some say they'd like to see the old Boris back, the man who used to denounce the Dumpsters and dumpsters but who these days seems to be the bearer of bad news.

  • This is, Ah, government that's facing an unprecedented crisis, Andi.

  • I think that if people wanted me to approach it with, you know, the sort of buoyancy and Elland, all the other qualities that I normally bring toe things, I think people would think that was totally inappropriate.

  • And as for his health issue is that when I last got this Richard think I was too fat.

  • But now I am fitter than several butcher's dog.

  • As for other people's health, households and Oldham have been living under enhanced restrictions since August, and some want to know when this will end.

  • I do think it's going to destroy, although I'm not a lot.

  • I mean pubs, restricting people coming in.

  • People aren't going in.

  • But we need Thio abide by the rules.

  • So then it won't last longer than it has.

  • Thio Labor says more clarity is needed on when and why restrictions are imposed.

  • We're not gonna blame the British public like Boris Johnson trying.

  • We're proud of what the British public are doing.

  • We understand why local restrictions may be needed, but I think it's Andy Burnham who's been saying it's a bit like Hotel California places go into these restrictions, you check in, but you can never leave.

  • Boris Johnson says we should go forward without fear, but with common sense.

  • But it seems that balancing act may have to be maintained well into the new year in Watson.

  • BBC News Well, as the Conservative Conference gets underway online What is the mood off voters in two of the constituencies held by the party?

  • Our deputy political editor, Vicky Young, has been exploring that in to Wiltshire seats South Swindon on devices the Butler's have ambitious plans for their Wiltshire farm.

  • It's been in the family for generations and they've adapted with the times.

  • Richards, a conservative supporter.

  • But he's worried about a no deal.

  • Brexit.

  • It would be a disaster for farming could impact really badly on the next generation.

  • And he wasn't impressed by the government's threat to break international law by going back on the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

  • I was actually quite shocked by that.

  • If you look at a we, the people right around the world have condemned that.

  • I think that was a severe misjudgment.

  • As for Boris Johnson's leadership, it's not a very optimistic time, so he doesn't look comfortable in his own shoes at the moment on did say he's got difficult choices to make.

  • Most of those are about the response to the co vid pandemic, which could define Mr Johnson's premiership.

  • The heart of wheelchair is natural conservative territory, but even here the fallout from dealing with a pandemic is straining some of those old loyalties.

  • There is a lot of sympathy for Boris Johnson as he confronts this unprecedented situation, but there's also concern that at times his government has appeared incompetent in mall brother polity.

  • Rooms are packed, but others in the hospitality industry are watching businesses go under because of restrictions.

  • Currently, I don't believe they've bean out toe help Any entrepreneur Hattie's catering company folded a few months ago.

  • I have no loyalty to the conservative government at the moment.

  • They've got to pull some massive things out of a bag way.

  • Don't know exactly which way which direction we're going way need to somehow find a way in direction.

  • To get this country back on its feet across is not going to recover for years to come.

  • A few miles away in Swindon, playtime's returned at the kids about center.

  • With restrictions likely to go on for months, the Scott family says it's time for everyone to pull together.

  • E wouldn't want There is absolutely no to be fair.

  • I think he's doing a cracking job.

  • Is our prime minister whether we like it or not on get behind him.

  • If we don't get behind him.

  • We're gonna be in a situation where it's just gonna get worse and worse.

  • So I really believe they're trying to do what they think is best.

  • They're trying to juggle the economy to people's safety and health, and that's a really hard balance.

  • I just think a house divided won't survive.

  • So if we're as a nation need to come together and if we come together and support and go through mistakes and learn from them, then we're winning.

  • Mr.

  • Johnson faces MAWR difficult challenges Over the next few months.

  • His own MPs are hoping he has a tight grip on the situation.

Public Health England have admitted tonight that nearly 16,000 cases of coronavirus between the 25th of September and the second of October were not included in daily figures for that period and not transferred to the contact tracing system.

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