Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said the White House utilized “bad data” to calculate the states COVID-19 positivity rate and then wrongfully listed it among the “red zone” states where the infection is spreading the fastest, according to a report from 6 News, the local NBC affiliate.
Four things to know:
1. The “red zone” states exceed a 10 percent positivity rate. The federal government reported Nebraska had a 14 percent positivity rate, however Mr. Ricketts competes the state never ever crossed the 10 percent positivity limit.
2. Mr. Ricketts blamed the federal government for failing to remove duplicated favorable tests from Nebraskas data, which he says artificially enhanced the positivity rate.
3. The state is working to supply accurate information to the federal government, according to the report.
4. Nebraskas positivity rate for Aug. 10 was 8.3 percent, according to the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard.
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