Change ahead in the manner that South Carolina cases are reported

The Department of Health and Environmental Control announces that, starting Friday, November 27, daily COVID-19 data will be provided with a 24-hour delay.  The announcement states:  “This delay will allow for more robust analysis before it’s publicly reported.  DHEC’s epidemiologists and data analysts will have greater time to review the vast amounts of data and information reported to the agency each day and will have additional time for data validation, verification of death reports, and improvements in processing large data files submitted from reporting partners.  This will also allow DHEC’s data and medical experts more time to identify and investigate any data inconsistencies or abnormalities.”  Also, the agency will not report daily COVID-19 numbers on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day.  Data for those three days will be clearly provided in the following day’s report.