New COVID-19 cases higher in this week’s update due to older reports from new provider
Cases added in this week’s COVID-19 data dashboard update are higher than they’d ordinarily be because we have added older data for a new provider reporting electronically.
The dashboard’s summary page reports new cases reported since last week’s update. That usually includes some COVID-19 cases from tests administered before the previous week. There are quite a few more in this update: over 20,000, of which approximately 3,500 are older cases recently added.
The best way to look for trends in cases is the COVID-19 Cases by Week section of the dashboard. It shows that cases reported for the week ending Sunday, June 26, decreased slightly.
We take pride in the data we’ve provided throughout the pandemic. Occasionally, because of the nature of real-time data reporting, circumstances mean new cases reported during a given week appear artificially higher or lower than they should be.
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Don Herrington, Interim Director, has been with ADHS since 2000. During this time he has served as the State’s Food Safety Manager, the Office Chief of Environmental Health, Bureau Chief of Epidemiology and Disease Control Services, Acting Assistant Director for Public Health Preparedness, Assistant Director for Public Health Preparedness.
Herrington is currently the department’s Deputy Director for Planning and Operations. In this role he oversees policy development, hiring professional and support staff and the department’s budget.
During his time in public health, Herrington has served on numerous councils, commissions and committees on behalf of the Director of ADHS, including Chair of the Arizona Sanitarians’ Council, Chair of the Arizona Infection Prevention and Control Advisory Committee, and as one of five voting members of the Arizona Emergency Response Commission.