MCPHD would like to provide an update regarding our transition from the Texas Health Trace database system to the NEDSS (National Electronic Disease Surveillance System) managed by the CDC. During this transition, we are still processing cases, investigating cases, reviewing deaths and hospitalized patients. We anticipate the transition to be completed by December 1. We will be working closely with the state through this process. Since we are not able to validate the accuracy of our data until the transition is complete, we will not be able to release COVID case counts.
If the transition is completed by December 1, DSHS will pull daily cases counts from NEDSS to update our county’s numbers on the state’s dashboard found at https://www.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/45e18cba105c478697c76acbbf86a6bc. At the time of initial publication by DSHS, all coronavirus data is provisional and subject to change. There may be large fluctuations in active and recovered case counts due to counties reverting to DSHS calculations after of the transition to NEDSS.
We continue to encourage those who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 to do so. People 5 years of age and above are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Booster shots are also available. You can find more information on vaccines here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html?s_cid=10493:cdc%20covid%20vaccine:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY21.
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