Wisconsin halts COVID-19 reporting to upgrade computer system 

Jackie Drees –
Monday, October 19th, 2020
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The department said Oct. 16 that it is updating its Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System, which is utilized to collect and keep an eye on data on contact tracing, screening and other metrics. With the upgrade, the department prepares to improve tools for automated information entry, security and contact tracing..

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is pausing reporting of brand-new COVID-19 case amounts to till Oct. 20 while its computer system gets updated, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The system is anticipated to go live with the updates Oct. 19. To stay up to date on COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, the health department advised keeping track of the seven-day averages on its website instead of everyday positivity rates.