Thursday’s COVID-19 Deaths Inflated Due To Jefferson County Data Anomaly

(Jefferson County) The total number of coronavirus deaths in Wisconsin yesterday was inflated due to a data anomaly. Thirty of the 52 deaths were from Jefferson County, some apparently dating back to November. The county health department reported data was not being transferred correctly to the state health department, so those number were added all at once. Jefferson County health officials say there may be lags in reporting due to assuring COVID-19 contributed to a person’s death.

 

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