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Reporting error corrects Black Hawk County COVID-19 case numbers

Reporting error corrects Black Hawk County COVID-19 case numbers

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WATERLOO -- Black Hawk County Health Department officials have discovered an error that led to an incorrect number of reported COVID-19 cases in the county.

The county had a total of 1,326 confirmed cases of the disease through 10 a.m. Wednesday, which was 20 cases less than previously reported.

"The health department identified and error that caused cased with negative test results to remain open in the state surveillance system rather than automatically close," the department said in a news release.

The discrepancy did not affect the 13 COVID-19 deaths reported in Black Hawk County.

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