Monday, March 23, 2020

CDC's web tally for Covid-19 only updates M-F, so data is woefully inaccurate

Walker Tweeted this out a week-and-a-half ago:

Scott Walker
Here is a good source of information on the coronavirus:
So I just clicked through to the site.

You know what?

The number of cases reported there was current on Friday, March 20, so is more than two days outdated, because the site only publishes case data Monday-Friday.

Not Walker's fault, but a caveat might have been in order, as up-to-the minute reporting shows 413 deaths and more than 34,000 cases, or about double the Friday numbers:
Cases in U.S.

Updated March 20, 2020
This page will be updated regularly at noon Mondays through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other locations internationally, including the United States. In addition to CDC, many public health laboratories are now testing for the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*
  • Total cases: 15,219
  • Total deaths: 201
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)


Al said...

Scott Walker destroyed Wisconsin. Why do you give him exposure?

James Rowen said...

He's not retired from politics. He has influence in Wisconsin and elsewhere, and will return to campaigning here, for Trump, others and himself. I'm building a record for others to tap into when they need data, quotes, context, history.

Anonymous said...

Thank-you, James Rowen!