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    KP commented  · 

    @Kelsie Thanks for putting up the CDC site. It is nice at least being able to download all that data but it's not giving us the same table as we're (/I'm) looking for off the AZDHS Confirmed Cases by Day graph.

    The difference in numbers is because it's different info. The CDC chart is showing the number of new cases reported each day - this is the same as the "Number of New Cases reported today" box on the AZDHS Summary chart. All of the new cases reported on a daily basis are not all of the cases from that particular day. There's a lag there because not everyone who tests or starts having symptoms today will know or get reported until several days or weeks in the future. So it's counted as a new case on the day it's classified, but it also gets attributed to the day that it was tested or symptoms were reported to start.

    I hope that helps clarify. The CDC site is saying 636 cases for Oct 3 because that's the number of new cases that were reported but those numbers are mostly to report cases that actually occurred/started on previous days. Then the AZDHS chart shows us 405 cases for Oct 3 indicating that that's how many cases reported after that date were actually from Oct 3. You'll see changes in that Oct 3 number on the AZDHS chart because new cases reported each day could be from Oct 3. However you won't see the CDC number change for Oct 3 because that's the number of cases that had been reported that day. It would only change if it was found some data was missing or incorrect from what was reported.

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    KP commented  · 

    Agreed. I go through the 'Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Day' graph every day to track how the new daily cases reported are distributed over past dates. The only way to do this right now is hover over each bar, one-by-one, and get the number of cases for that date. If I miss a day, there's no way to get that historical data to compare the change over time. At least having a download would simplify the process for having that data to usefully review it for trends.

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