Good morning, California. It’s Wednesday, August 5. State, counties underreporting cases California’s glitchy tech systems strike again. Both the state and counties have been underreporting coronavirus cases and positivity rates due to data “getting stuck” in California’s disease reporting system, Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state’s health and human services secretary, said Tuesday. Ghaly: “We’ve discovered […]
Testing re-emerges as major challenge
Good morning, California. It’s Friday, July 10. Shut-down sites, supply shortages So you want a coronavirus test? Well, it may not be that simple. This week, San Bernardino County canceled hundreds of appointments due to a shortage of materials. Five testing sites were shut down in Sacramento because UC Davis Health, which processes the tests, […]
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