On Wednesday, Florida forced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to correct the state’s data related to the coronavirus pandemic. This comes after the state’s Department of Health complained about the matter.
On Tuesday, the CDC updated the data that would reflect an accurate Sunday total of coronavirus cases in Florida. The agency had to do so since it combined the numbers of multiple days into one, which made it seem like the state had a significantly high total.
The state Department of Health told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Monday that the CDC released the wrong number of cases in the state. It explained how the agency got the total wrong and that it anticipated that the CDC will correct the figure.
— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) August 10, 2021
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Per Yahoo News, the CDC reported 28,317 new cases on Sunday. However, by Tuesday, it adjusted the figure to 19,584. The Florida health department, however, claimed that only 15,319 cases were recorded on Sunday.
Following this, the CDC reported that the state surpassed 20,00 cases of coronavirus infections on a continuous 7-day average of new cases. This comes “a day after the federal agency misreported numbers given by the Florida Department of Health by combining data from the last three days into two.”
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According to the COVID-19 tracker handled by Google, on August 11, 141 people from Florida have succumbed to the disease in the past week.
The state counties recording the highest infection and death rates are mostly Democrat-ruled. These include Miami-Dade County, with over 562,000 infections and more than 6,000 deaths; Broward County, with 280,000 cases and more than 3,000 deaths; and Orange County, with more than 172,000 infections and 1,300 deaths.4