More time shifted data delays in epiastrology data

Note: Due to a delay in laboratory reporting, OHA received a large quantity of approximately 3,000 negative electronic laboratory results (ELRs) on Monday. The tests are from June 1, 2020 through Feb. 2, 2021. As a result, daily ELR totals are higher for MOnday, Feb. 8 than usual; however, there was no change in percent positivity.

Source: Oregon reports 7 more COVID-19 deaths, including Deschutes County’s 48th – KTVZ

All things considered, not a big deal but just illustrates how much data is time shifted due to reporting delays. The delays are typically understandable – but the prior publication of such data without prominent warnings to the media – like catching up on 5 months of past deaths over a a few days – was not acceptable. This seems to be mostly fixed here, thankfully. But other states may yet being having troubles with this.