MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – Some states are scaling back on the reporting COVID-19 data which experts worry could stall efforts to delay outbreaks. A year ago, all 50 states were reporting new COVID-19 cases on a daily basis. But that has gradually trailed off. READ MORE: Grieving Mother Speaks Out After Only Son Gunned Down In SW Miami-Dade Florida reports once every two weeks, about half of states nationwide now report just once a week. Just six states report new COVID-19 cases every day of the week. There have always been fluctuations in daily reporting, making the seven-day average of daily change a smoother way to track trends than single day-to-day change. But scaling back makes the trends even bumpier; it's harder to isolate whether a week-over-week increase in cases is a true trend or the result of a data dump. Knowing specifically when cases happened and reporting that data frequently "equipped leaders to act quickly and save lives," Beth Blauer, executive director of the Centers for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University, wrote in a recent blog post. The university has been tracking COVID-19 data throughout the pandemic, and its work has been utilized by governments at all levels. "A… Read full this story
- Special Report: Why 'higher risk' human targets get shocked with Tasers
- The Florida Zika Outbreak Is Looking Worse and Worse
- Fake news ‘threat to democracy’ report gets back-burner response from UK gov’t
- Florida Prisons to Begin Identifying Criminal Illegal Aliens in Custody
- The Hill's Morning Report — House set for Phase 3 of impeachment push
- Special Report: Death and politics roil a Georgia jail
- In Wake of New Romaine Lettuce Recall, FoodLogiQ Calls Supply Chain Management and Food Traceability "More Important Than Ever"
- Samoa makes measles vaccinations compulsory after outbreak kills 32
- CDC reveals 59 people in 15 states have contracted E. coli after eating romaine lettuce grown on a farm in Salinas, California
- Special Report: How judges added to the grim toll of opioids
Florida, Other States Scale Back COVID-19 Data Reporting, Could Hurt Identifying, Combatting New Outbreaks have 322 words, post on miami.cbslocal.com at April 25, 2022. This is cached page on wBlogs. If you want remove this page, please contact us.