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Oklahoma agency cites 'technical glitch' for drop in cases


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A technical glitch with the state's COVID-19 data entry is resulting in artificially low numbers of confirmed positive coronavirus tests, Oklahoma health officials reported Monday.

The Oklahoma State Health Department reported 168 new confirmed cases on Monday and 209 on Sunday, which are well below the recent average in reported new cases and "do not reflect real-time data," the agency said in a statement.

Outdated data systems that often rely on fax machines and manual data entry are partly to blame, the agency said. A similar technical glitch that occurred June 5 a...

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