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'We're back to feeling blind': glitch leaves California's Covid numbers uncertain

California has recorded more positive tests than any state with 525,000 – and the number could be even higher, experts warn

California has recorded 525,000 positive coronavirus tests, more than any other US state. But health officials warn the true number is even higher, and they will not know how much higher until a technical problem with the state’s coronavirus testing database is resolved.

The technical problem has caused a backlog in reporting to the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalRedie), the database that collects testing data from labs around the state. The state’s data on coronavirus hospitalizations and death statistics do not appear to have been affected.

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