Collin County has no Confidence in State COVID-19 Data
MCKINNEY (WBAP/KLIF) – A North Texas County is warning residents that a statewide COVID-19 reporting backlog has skewed recent numbers.
Collin County took its advisory to its website this week after days of what it calls “inaccuracies” from the state.
When you visit Collin County’s online COVID-19 dashboard a red warning box pops up advising residents that the county has lost confidence in the data it receives.
Commissioner Darrell Hale is urging residents to only pay attention to the numbers confirmed to be accurate.
“Which right now is just the hospitalization data,” Hale said.
Governor Greg Abbott said this week that the backlog could inflate numbers for the next few days.
“But the problems underlying that have now been solved,” Abbott insisted.
It’s believed technology limitations on the number of cases allowed to be reported each day led to the backlog.
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