Florida COVID-19 reporting stalled after lab submits 400,000 test results in 1 day: 3 details

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Monday, October 12th, 2020
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The Florida health department delayed reporting COVID-19 cases and deaths on Oct. 10 after getting thousands of formerly unreported tests from a personal laboratory.

3 things to know:.

1. Helix Laboratory sent out arise from about 400,000 formerly unreported COVID-19 tests to the state Oct. 9. The state was not able to update its day-to-day coronavirus dashboard on Oct. 10 as an outcome.

2. The state said it needed to get rid of duplicates in the big file, which delayed its automatic information processing and reporting system.

3. The states epidemiologists spent an additional day reconciling the data, which was contributed to control panel updates Oct. 11.

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Helix Laboratory sent results from about 400,000 previously unreported COVID-19 tests to the state Oct. 9. The state was not able to update its day-to-day coronavirus control panel on Oct. 10 as an outcome.