Data issue that caused delay in COVID-19 case information fixed, DOH says

Florida health officials say they’ve fixed a data issue which caused a delay in case number information over the weekend.

a person in a car: A coronavirus test is administered at a drive-thru testing site

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A coronavirus test is administered at a drive-thru testing site

WESH 2 News spoke with Todd Husty, Seminole County’s medical director, about the tests.

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“It’s a lot of work. I’m not trying to let anybody off the hook. You shouldn’t have major errors like this. On the other hand, there’s a lot of data and some how it gets gummed up on the works,” Husty said.

Similar issues in Florida have happened before. This time The Florida Department of Health says a technical issue caused them to sort through 400,000 previously reported results by a private laboratory called Helix.

“I don’t think this causes any real concern at all. It’s just data, what do we really see? We’re seeing

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Ever since the advent of HIV in the 1980s, U.S. dental practices have followed state-of-the-art infection control standards. These are designed to protect patients and dental providers from infectious and contagious diseases, and they are very effective.

COVID-19 has presented the opportunity to revisit and amplify those standards. Even when routine care was suspended, several of our School of Dentistry clinics have continuously provided urgent care. We have compiled a great deal of expertise on providing safe, high-quality care during the pandemic and shared it with dental professionals via free webinars. We have continuously updated our clinical protocols as we learn more about this virus and how to prevent its spread. We know the dental community more broadly is doing the same.

Patients should know that there has not been one single reported case of COVID-19 transmission associated with dental care — none from patient to patient, patient to provider

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