Tennessee’s COVID-19 reporting system shuts down for 9 hours due to high volumes of data 

Jackie Drees –
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The Tennessee health department stated it is working with the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System Base System vendor to fix problems with the system..

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The shutdown was the result of a system failure in the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System Base System, which is used by Tennessee and various other states to manage disease data and send it to the CDC. Tennessees system ended up being overloaded due to the high volumes of COVID-19 and other disease information it has received..

The Tennessee health departments COVID-19 daily reporting system experienced downtime on June 28 due to an unintended shutdown, Times News reports..

” An unplanned shutdown of the state security system,” which tracks COVID-19 screening and case/death counts, took place at 3 a.m. on June 28, the Tennessee Department of Health told the publication. State and health department IT groups had the ability to reboot the system by midday on June 28..

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