The United States continues to be the most affected country by the ongoing pandemic, and the death toll is rapidly approaching a terrifying number of 160,000 souls that hopefully left us for a better world. California remains the most affected of the States, counting over 500,000 infected people and more than 9,000 deaths.
But it’s time for us to focus on Riverside County, which is also located in California. The local officials have confirmed that the county has reported case totals lower than expected for the past several days. However, there’s no reason to get too happy yet.
The cause is a technical issue with the state’s system
The state’s CalREDIE system is used by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for electronic reporting and surveillance of those infected with the coronavirus. This is the system that’s currently facing technical issues that led to the misunderstanding.
Dr. Cameron Kaiser, who is the public health officer for Riverside County, made the following statement:
“NOTE: A delay in case counts from the state is reflected in today’s numbers, so we expect to see significant increases next week to catch up on the delayed data. This will not impact data for deaths or hospitalizations. Case updates resume Monday, Aug. 3.”
However, we can still look at the bright side and take into account the fact that the medical staff across the world is recovering the vast majority of people infected with COVID-19. Over 11 million patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recovered from a total of more than 17.8 million.
The main problem with the disease is that it’s highly infectious, and the best weapons for preventing to get it remain to wash your hands frequently, wear a facemask, and avoid crowds as much as possible.