Officials Say Glitch in COVID-19 Data Reporting System Has Been Fixed


It turns out California's high coronavirus numbers might not be as accurate they were previously reported... Because state health officials just announced a technical glitch has resulted in a backlog of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

The data breakdown occurred within the the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange, or CalREDIE system.

"The CalREDIE system was not built for this volume of data," Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services said on Friday.

"Our data system failed and that failure led to inaccurate case numbers and case positivity rates," he added. "It also prevented counties from having some of the data they needed to respond to the virus in their communities."

Although they say the glitch was fixed on Friday, it could take up to 48 hours for the data to be updated.

As it currently stands, California's coronavirus death toll is 10,024. That places it behind New York, which has recorded 32,000 deaths, and New Jersey, which is reporting 16,000 fatalities.

“In order to create a lasting solution, we are accelerating the development of a new laboratory reporting system for COVID-19,” Ghaly said.

Check out more details on KTVU News.


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