Texas reports issue with COVID-19 school data: 4 details

The Texas health department removed COVID-19 data related to local schools from its website after finding issues with the numbers, according to the Texas Tribune.

Four details:

1. The state health department gathers data from school districts across Texas, including self-reported and test-confirmed COVID-19 cases.

2. Data on the department's website recorded 1,212 new cases among public school students and 660 new staff cases from Sept. 13 to Sept. 20.

3. The state released a report breaking down infections by school district, but then withdrew the report over issues with the data; however, the department did not detail the origin of the issues.

4. The state health department aims to consult with the Texas Education Agency and update the data on Sept. 28.

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