BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – On Sept. 24, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported the district-by-district data on COVID-19 infections collected by the Texas Education Agency.
That same day, DSHS withdrew the data, citing “issues.”
Within a few days, a statement was added to the dashboard, acknowledging that nearly 500 cases from Texas public schools had not been initially reported on the website. These cases, the statement says, had been reported to the state by the districts, but because of issues with data integration, had been “inadvertently omitted” from the cumulative total.
Now, the cumulative data has been corrected, and DSHS’s statement promises the corrected district-by-district data on Sept. 28, posted here.
The full statement on the DSHS TEA dashboard is below.
Public schools are required to report positive COVID-19 cases on school