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Britain’s missing 16,000 coronavirus cases thought linked to use of Excel spreadsheets for tracking

The British government has launched an investigation into how nearly 16,000 new coronavirus infections went unreported as a result of a technical glitch, a failing that could have given fresh impetus to an outbreak that critics say could easily get out of control.Health Secretary Matt Hancock told lawmakers on Monday that the problem was related to the “automated transfer of files”. The problem is widely thought to be connected to the file size limitations on Excel spreadsheets used in the test…

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