Collin County tells
residents not to believe the coronavirus case numbers it is reporting every
The county wrote a
disclaimer on its health department dashboard and mentioned that it has no
confidence in the coronavirus case numbers.
The Texas Department
of State Health Services calls it ‘formatting and coding errors,’ which results
in the backlog of tens of thousands of cases. Gov. Greg Abbott stated that this
issue has been fixed.
North Texas counties
have been seeing an increased number of cases for days because of a backlog
In Collin County, the
county judge said that they don’t have any confidence in the accuracy of
County reported 213 new positive cases but could not say how many cases were
due to the error.
Abbott gave multiple
reasons for the backlog in Fort Worth. One of the main reasons was the state
could not log the actual number of cases being reported. He also talked about
private labs not giving accurate results.