While positive COVID-19 cases reported to the county appear to be on the decline in recent weeks, the Orange County Health Care Agency continues to report glitches in the reporting of tests and cases, leading to potential inaccuracies.

This is the second week in a row that the county has noted that the CalREDIE electronic laboratory reporting system has been experiencing technology issues, which may have resulted in lower daily COVID-19 positive cases received and tests reported recently.

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The county has also issued alerts recently regarding the delay and duplication of tests. Last week, this resulted in the removal of more than 1,300 tests; and on Monday, a glitch resulted in a backlog of tests that added 17,133 tests to the system.

Of the 444,757 cumulative tests to date, 38,131 have tested positive, or 8.6%. The positive test rate has been declining in recent weeks.

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