No Edmonson COVID Recoveries Reported For Over Two Weeks: Health Dept Having Issues With Data Reporting
Darren Doyle, story:
On Friday, September 11th, The Barren River District Health Department reported 9 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Edmonson County over the past week; however, they haven't reported any new recoveries in nearly three weeks. A recovered case is normally calculated after a positive case no longer shows symptoms 14 days after a positive test result and tests negative after the 14-day quarantine.
We reached out to BRDHD Director Matt Hunt and asked the reason for no reported recoveries during this time period. He said that all health departments across the state are transitioning to a new statewide database.
"The new system is called Kentucky Contact Tracing and Tracking (CTT)," he said. "While our local system was very robust and provided local customization, the KY Department for Public Health wanted to standardize and streamline the process across the state. We were required to train our staff to use the new platform and started using CTT approximately a week ago, but our older data were still in our local database and we worked those cases and closed those cases out for data migration. Friday night a large data migration occurred moving all records in our local database to CTT. You should notice an uptick in the recoveries this week since all data are in CTT."
In a statement sent out yesterday, Ashli McCarty from the BRDHD said, "Good afternoon, we are unable to provide a press release this afternoon due to our data system inaccurately pulling data after a system update that was done over the weekend."
Without accurate data on recoveries and deaths, the current number of active cases cannot be determined. No other current COVID-19 data specifically for Edmonson County was available.