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The UK has recorded 23,254 confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday – up from the 21,915 recorded the day before

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The latest government figures also show that 162 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded on Sunday, down from the 326 recorded on Saturday.
It comes after the number of confirmed cases in the UK surpassed the one million mark on Saturday. The country has now recorded a total of 1,034,914 cases.
And the total number of deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test now stands at 46,717.
An error with the NHS COVID app has left potentially thousands of people unaware that they were exposed to the coronavirus and needed to self-isolate.
More than 19 million people have downloaded the English contact-tracing app since 24 September, but it has had the wrong settings to record whether these people were close enough to each other to transmit the coronavirus.
The revelation comes as Michael Gove told Sophy Ridge on Sunday that England’s month-long lockdown could be extended beyond 2 December.
“Shockingly low” numbers of users have been sent warnings about potential exposures due to the app having the wrong risk threshold set for recording contacts between people, as The Sunday Times first reported.
While the technology should have been recognising people as having been in close enough proximity for a transmission, it had instead recorded that they were too far away for the virus to be passed between them.