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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has actually suspended the reporting of new COVID-19 totals till early next week while its computer system goes through an upgrade.The department announced Friday that it is upgrading its Wisconsin Electronic Illness Security System in an effort to improve its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The system is utilized to collect and keep track of data on screening, contact tracing and other metrics.The reporting interruption is expected to last till Tuesday,
one day after the system goes live with the new updates, the department stated in a news release.Track COVID-19 in Wisconsin: See the latest numbers and trends How to translate COVID-19 data: What professionals say about favorable cases
, deaths and hospitalizations It stated the upgrade is expected to enhance tools for contact tracing, automated information entry and security, the firm said.For an accurate image of the pandemic while the system is being fine-tuned, DHS authorities recommended keeping track of the seven-day averages on its site, rather of everyday positivity rates.RELATED: America had the world’s best pandemic response strategy. Why did it fail?The pause in reporting comes as coronavirus cases continued to skyrocket across Wisconsin.
On Friday , the state published another record with 3,861 brand-new cases. The seven-day typical cracked 3,000 for the very first time, coming approximately 3 weeks after eclipsing 2,000. The department also reported another 21 deaths Friday, amounting to 1,574 for the year. More all-time highs included 1,101 individuals hospitalized with the infection and 274 in intensive care units.Contact Elliot Hughes
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