COVID-19 Case Data Reconciled in Butler County
July 7, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Butler County General Health District, 513-863-1770
According to the Butler County General Health District (BCGHD) Epidemiology Report, the number of COVID-19 cases within Butler County appears to have increased on July 2. Without context about how the data are reported, the increase could give the public the perception that cases are increasing in Butler County, when in fact they are not.
The increase in total number of cases is the result of late entry by a lab of information about “old” cases (cased that occurred several months ago). These cases are not new cases. All the “old” cases were previously contacted by our contact tracers and given instructions.
“Each case received contact tracing and isolation guidance. They were followed appropriately. We are pleased that Butler County is not seeing an increase at this time, but continues to see cases slowly, but surely, decrease” says Lori Landis, Nursing Director for the BCGHD.