Revises maps of Georgia virus, which critics said were confusing


“Providing county-level mapping for a recent two-week period provides much more useful data for both public health practitioners and the public,” he said. But Heimann criticized the department’s continued gaps in racial and ethnicity data.

The agency faced criticism for poor data visualization, causing confusion. Previous maps featured legends that constantly moved as new cases. That design choice made it difficult to find where the cases were heading. In the state.

DPH stated that the new map has a white-to-red color scheme with a fixed scale that will be updated every four weeks. Older maps will be stored for comparison.

DPH refreshed its chart reflecting daily reported cases and deaths. The state determined earlier cases based only on symptomatic, test date or test result date. The first death report was reported only to date of death.

The state’s new website allows users to view cases from the report date or date of onset of symptoms, similar to the AJC’s dashboard, and confirm the report date or death.

DPH’s coronavirus case and death chart first left some viewers with the impression that cases and deaths have declined dramatically in the recent 14 days, when in fact the gaps in reporting confirmed cases and deaths in recent times The lack of complete data was due to.

The DPH has faced some embarrassing statistics since the onset of the epidemic. In May, the state acknowledged the lump together with clinical viral tests aimed at finding new infections and serological tests looking for signs of past infections, which boosted the state’s test numbers.

The DPH had also previously published a bar chart of cases by the county that was out of chronological order, showing cases falling. The chart was set after online mockery.

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