The California Department of Public Health says it has fixed issues with the state’s electronic laboratory COVID-19 reporting system, which has been experiencing delays and glitches over the past month or so.
The program, known as the CalREDIE Electronic Laboratory Reporting system, plays a large role in reporting new coronavirus cases and tests in Orange County. Recent glitches have caused lower figures across the two metrics.
The issues have “been addressed and the system is now performing as expected,” the state health department said Monday. “The entire backlog has been completely eliminated, and new cases attributed to the backlog will be reported over the next few days.”
The county saw a surge in new cases and tests Tuesday—1,051 cases and 13,839 tests—which is likely due to the previous backlog.
The county currently has 41,578 cumulative cases and 498,642 tests done to date.
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