The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed it will adjust Florida’s COVID-19 case numbers after the state’s Department of Health said the agency rolled several days’ worth of cases into one day.
A spokesperson for the CDC told Fox News that it will correct the information and work with the Florida Department of Health. The Epoch Times has contacted the agency for comment.
Dr. Shamarial Roberson, Florida’s deputy secretary for health, told National Review that the CDC confirmed to the state that it committed an error and will fix it.
“Accurate data was provided to the CDC, but the incorrect number for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday was displayed on the website,” Roberson said, adding that CDC was made aware of their mistake by Florida officials on Monday.
After several media outlets picked up the CDC’s data on Monday, the Department of Health publicly asked the federal health agency to correct its information. The CDC initially said that 28,317 cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, were reported on Sunday, but the Department of Health said there were 15,319 cases on Sunday.
“Wrong again. The number of cases @CDCgov released for Florida today is incorrect,” the department wrote in response to a report from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Twitter. “They combined MULTIPLE days into one. We anticipate CDC will correct the record.”