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Some States Reportedly See Artificially Low COVID-19 Case Counts Due To Inconsistent Reporting Standards

  • May 05, 2020

USA Today (5/4, Salman, Keemahill) reports, “Mapping coronavirus numbers across the USA reveals stark variations in reported cases between counties separated by state lines.” The article adds, “Public health officials warn the virus has probably swept into many of these communities where numbers indicate otherwise,” and “they fear artificially low counts will give government officials and residents a false sense of security about reopening and venturing out of self-quarantine.”