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Daily DHS numbers may not reflect county reports

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MADISON (WKOW) -- If you live in a county that has confirmed coronavirus cases, you may notice that they may be reported by your local health department before it's reported by the state.

That's because Department of Health Services updates the number one time each day -- if a case is confirmed after daily tally it won't be reflected until the next day or longer. That depends on how and when the information is shared.

"At 12:30, we stop the clock, we count up what we got and we report it. Then as local public health departments feel the need to confirm additional things outside of that window they do that and then it will roll up into the next day's report," said Andrea Palm of Department Health Services.

Palm says this plan was needed to so DHS could push out daily updated numbers to share with the public.

Matthew Cash

Senior Executive Producer

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