CDC did not cut Florida COVID-19 count after Trump administration rerouted hospital data

Published on 24/07/2020 at 23:17

Social media posts claim the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was adding Florida flu and pneumonia cases to COVID-19 figures, but slashed the state’s case count following an order that bypassed the CDC and sent coronavirus patient data to the White House. This is false; the CDC said there have been no major revisions to Florida case numbers, and that the information rerouted to a central database by President Donald Trump’s administration is unrelated to case surveillance or death counts.