‘Data processing issue’ impacts TDH’s daily COVID-19 update

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UPDATE: The Tennessee Department of Health has released the full COVID-19 report for today.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health says a “data processing issue” has led to a delay in reporting today’s COVID-19 numbers.

While unable to post today’s complete report, the state health department did release “provisional” numbers that “may change slightly pending final data analysis for today.”

Those numbers: 10,421 new cases, which would be the third-highest case increase reported so far, and 115 new deaths, which would be the second-highest daily increase in deaths since the pandemic began.

Those numbers would also make December the worst month of the pandemic for Tennessee, with more cases and deaths reported in this month than any other.

The health department said the full daily report will be “available later this evening.”

The delay comes after the health department announced earlier Friday that daily COVID-19 numbers will be reported daily at 6 p.m. ET, instead of 3 p.m.

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