Berrien County Releases Monday COVID-19 Report, State Numbers Delayed

Berrien County is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 for Monday. The Berrien County Health Department also says the county has had its 19th death from the illness. The patient was a man over the age of 75 who had underlying health conditions. To date, Berrien County has had 303 cases of COVID-19 and 176 presumed positive cases. The health department says 196 patients have recovered. Meanwhile, state numbers for the day have been delayed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services due to a software issue. The State Emergency Operations Center has released the following statement:

Due to a software issue, COVID-19 case and death counts are delayed for May 4.  

Daily, thousands of tests results are sent to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) electronically. These messages are processed through software designed to act as an integrator that connects health reporting systems.   

The evening of May 3, the integration software malfunctioned and stopped processing messages from COVID-19 testing laboratories to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System.   

The malfunction has been resolved. No information was lost and all of the messages were retained. However, processing the backlog of messages will take a significant amount of time. Therefore, today’s data will be delayed and information will not be reported out until this evening and may not represent all data being processed. 

MDHHS understands many people and programs rely on this information and is working to resolve this issue in as timely a manner as possible. 

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.