Georgia DPH delays COVID update citing “a large amount of data overwhelming the system”

an electron microscope view of the virus that caused COVID. a circular area dotted with round spotsThin section electron microscopic image of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. Spherical virus particles contain black dots, which are cross-sections through the viral nucleocapsid. In the cytoplasm of the infected cell, clusters of particles are found within the membrane-bound cisternae of the rough endoplasmic reticulum/Golgi area. Photo credit: Cynthia S Goldsmith and Azaibi Tamin; CDC

The Georgia Department of Public Health has delayed it’s Monday 3 p.m. rollout of the Daily Status Report for COVID-19, stating that the problem is “due to a large amount of data overwhelming the system.”

“We are working to fix the problem and expect to have an update tomorrow at 3 p.m,” the announcement on their site stated.

The GDPH figures are where the CDC County View data for COVID in Cobb County comes from, so their figures have not been updated since last Friday either.