Technical Problems Delay Tuesday’s COVID-19 Report

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The Alabama Department of Public Health said it was unable to post complete figures Tuesday on the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths from the disease because of technical problems.

The agency’s daily update on Monday showed 675 new cases for a total of 110,769 since the pandemic began. There were six deaths to raise the total to 1,950.

In an emailed statement, the department said it would include complete figures in Wednesday’s update.

“ADPH has been informed that a lab providing reports to us had connectivity problems earlier today. ADPH has received some additional reports from other labs through additional files. ┬áThese numbers will be reflected in tomorrow’s case counts,” the statement said. “The number of the cases reported on the dashboard are based upon the number of cases reported to ADPH by healthcare providers and laboratories. Delays in reporting by these required reporters is not within control of ADPH.”