St. Louis County’s COVID-19 website, stlcorona.com, lists the number of new cases reported each day. Unfortunately, today’s reported figure of 88 new cases reflects incomplete data. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has identified errors in timeliness and accuracy of the data it received from private urgent care companies that administer tests in the county. As an example, one urgent care company recently reported 17,700 test results in two batches over a three-day period, raising concerns about possible duplications and other problems with the data. DPH is reviewing those test results and will post them after it confirms the accuracy of the data reported. Until then, DPH will not include that data in reports.
The department will update the data on stlcorona.com as soon as it has confirmed the accuracy of the data and correcting errors. We will continue to use seven-day averages for monitoring trends.