British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds an immunological assay testing plate during his visit to Jenner Institute in September. Photo: PA Wire via dpa British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds an immunological assay testing plate during his visit to Jenner Institute in September. Photo: PA Wire via dpa
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds an immunological assay testing plate during his visit to Jenner Institute in September. Photo: PA Wire via dpa

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

  • Investigation launched after up to 50,000 contacts may not have been traced as result of thousands of infections going unreported
  • ‘Glitch’ believed to be connected to ‘well-known’ file size limitations on popular spreadsheet software

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds an immunological assay testing plate during his visit to Jenner Institute in September. Photo: PA Wire via dpa British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds an immunological assay testing plate during his visit to Jenner Institute in September. Photo: PA Wire via dpa
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds an immunological assay testing plate during his visit to Jenner Institute in September. Photo: PA Wire via dpa
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