By Michael G. Stogner
San Mateo County Dashboard should be fully functional by Sunday night.
A technical glitch that has plagued the data system the state relies on to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools has been fixed but it could take up to 48 hours to get the numbers updated, California’s top health official said Friday.
California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said that up to 300,000 records might have been backlogged — but not all of them are coronavirus cases and some may be duplicates. California reported 8,436 new confirmed cases Friday and surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus.
“We apologize. You deserve better, the governor demands better of us and we are committed to doing better,” Ghaly said.
County health officials say they’ve been flying blind, unable to conduct robust contact tracing or monitor health factors without timely information, especially at a time when parents are on edge about school plans.
Update: August 8, 2020 San Mateo County Website does not inform the residents that the Glitch has been corrected.