State’s IT upgrade to blame for erratic COVID case numbers this week

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 07, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: November 07, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Christ Community Health Services staff members collect nasal swabs at a Lamar Avenue drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Oct. 20.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Christ Community Health Services staff members collect nasal swabs at a Lamar Avenue drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Oct. 20. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

An IT upgrade to the state’s National Electronic Disease Surveillance System Base System threw off COVID case data entry, creating lags in case numbers that persisted throughout the week.

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Dr. Manoj Jain Dr. Jeff Warren Shelley Walker Alisa Haushalter state Health Department
Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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