California could be undercounting its coronavirus cases because of a technical glitch.
The state’s Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly confirms data between labs and the state’s reporting system is getting stuck.
Dr. Ghaly says that means the reported drop in the state’s seven-day rate of infections is probably inaccurate.
On Monday, the system reported a 21-percent decline in that rate and an increase in the daily case count of just over 77-hundred, which was the fewest in a single day since July 5th.
It’s not clear just how far off the numbers are.
Dr. Ghaly says they’re trying to feed the data manually while working around the clock to fix the glitch.
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