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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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