Wisconsin halts COVID-19 reporting to upgrade computer system 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is pausing reporting of new COVID-19 case totals until Oct. 20 while its computer system gets updated, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The department said Oct. 16 that it is upgrading its Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System, which is used to gather and monitor data on contact tracing, testing and other metrics. With the upgrade, the department plans to improve tools for automatic data entry, security and contact tracing. 

The system is expected to go live with the updates Oct. 19. To stay up to date on COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, the health department recommended monitoring the seven-day averages on its website rather than daily positivity rates.

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