Solano County reports postdating of huge recent increase in COVID cases

By Roger Straw, September 7, 2021

Dr. Matyas reports glitch in information received from State – recent spike of 1,000+ actually dates back into July

Fairfield Daily Republic, by Todd Hansen, September 3, 2021

FAIRFIELD — The state has figured out why coronavirus reporting has been so off-track during this recent Covid surge – a glitch that on Wednesday added 1,044 cases to Solano County’s total.

However, the cases date back into July, with only 160 cases since Monday’s update – taking the full count to 41,521, the county reported.

Sill, that reflects a daily average of 80 new cases in those two days, and the 10-day average remained at 110.

“Almost all of (the delayed reports) are from Kaiser Northern California,” Dr. Bela Matyas, the Solano County public health officer, said in a phone interview. The reporting glitch was just recently discovered.

Kaiser Permanente said in a statement released Thursday that the company is working with its technology vendor to ensure that the situation is resolved. The company said in the statement that it has made the data available through an alternate means while the situation was occurring, but did not include in the statement details about the alternate reporting.

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