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California Undercounts COVID-19

Problem is due to ‘serious’ technical issue, counties say Sacramento bee


August 13, 2020

Health officials in multiple California counties say the electronic system used by most local health departments statewide to report data on infectious diseases is currently experiencing “serious” technical issues, resulting in coronavirus cases being significantly undercounted.

The California Department of Public Health confirmed the undercounting in a Tuesday morning update to its data dashboard, after individual counties including in the Sacramento area and Southern California reported earlier in the week that they’d been made aware of the problem.

“Due to issues with the state...

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