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Mineral one of 7 counties affected by COVID data reporting issue

August 24th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports Mineral County was one of seven counties affected by a problem in COVID-19 data reporting between local health departments and the state Department of Health and Human Resources. The Mineral County Health Department reported 138 cases of the new coronavirus. By contrast, DHHR's portal reported 131 as of 10 a.m. Monday morning.  Asked about the large gap in numbers, county Health Administrator A. Jay Root told the Times-News by email that during his standard review of local COVID-19 data, he "discovered a discrepancy with data that is being reported locally and with what is shown on the State dashboard." Root said he notified the state agency, and they since have been working to correct the problem.

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