TALLAHASSEE, Florida (PNN) - August 11, 2021 - The CDC has been forced to "adjust" its COVID-19 case tracker for Florida after the state's health department took to Twitter earlier this week to call out incorrect data.
As of Tuesday, the CDC claims to be working with the state’s health department to get the data right.
Florida's health department called out the incorrect CDC information publicly, stating earlier this week, "Wrong again. The number of cases @CDCgov released for Florida today is incorrect. They combined multiple days into one. We anticipate CDC will correct the record."
The CDC had reported 28,317 new COVID cases on Sunday, but had "adjusted" the number to 19,584 cases by Tuesday. Florida's health department claimed that there were 15,319 cases on Sunday; a number that is almost 50% lower than the CDC's originally reported number.