The UK has recorded a further 14,542 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, representing an increase of 1,948 cases compared to the day before.
This rise comes as the UK government continues to deal with the fallout from a technical issue with its recording system which almost caused 16,000 cases to go unreported over the weekend.
According to UK government data, 76 additional fatalities from the virus have been recorded, bringing the official UK death toll to 42,445 deaths. At least 19 deaths were recorded the day before.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised interview Monday that the higher case numbers “really correspond to pretty much were we thought we were,” adding that “the slightly lower numbers” the UK had previously recorded “didn’t really reflect where we thought the disease was likely to go.”