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NOTICE: Previously Reported Data Input from One Lab Requires Delaying Daily COVID-19 Reports

October 10, 2020

 


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NOTICE: Previously Reported Data Input from One Lab Requires Delaying Daily COVID-19 Reports

Reports to Return Tomorrow 

 

Tallahassee, FL – Today's daily COVID-19 reports will be delayed until tomorrow.

Last night, the Department of Health received approximately 400,000 previously-reported COVID-19 test results from Helix Laboratory – a private lab that is not affiliated with the state of Florida.  

The massive size of the data file and the need to de-duplicate hundreds of thousands of results prevented the Department of Health's automatic reporting system from processing yesterday's results as it normally does.

State epidemiologists are currently working to reconcile the data, which will take a day to finish. Therefore, the daily report will resume tomorrow.  

Importantly, this reporting issue is not related to notifying individuals of their results. Notification is performed by the lab or entity that offered the test.  

The Department remains committed to providing Floridians with the most accurate, up-to-date COVID-19 testing and surveillance information available.

Any further inquiries can be directed to Fred Piccolo in the Governor's office - fredrick.piccolo@eog.myflorida.com

 

More Information on COVID-19

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website, this website is also available in Spanish and Creole. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

 

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