Within a day of releasing numbers of coronavirus cases for school district across Texas, a first since the pandemic began, the state health department pulled the data from its website after discovering “issues.”
Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger said Friday that the city of San Antonio is relying on its own verified data to understand the virus’s grip on area schools.
The Metropolitan Health District on Thursday reported 52 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Bexar County schools — roughly 35 percent fewer cases than the Texas Department of State Health Services listed before pulling the numbers.
“We just make sure that we know for a fact that this student did get a positive lab test result and that they are in the school so that what we are reporting is what we are most worried about,” Bridger said.
The case numbers reported on the state website were