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Potential disruption to Public Health Wales dashboard

Published: 26 August 2021

Due to planned essential maintenance by Digital Health and Care Wales, providers of NHS Wales digital services, there may be potential disruption to data reported on our rapid Covid surveillance dashboard between Thursday 26 August and Tuesday 31 August 2021.  We will not be updating our dashboard on Monday 30 August due to the Bank Holiday. 

Dr Chris Williams, an Incident Director for Public Health Wales said, “We hope any disruption is minimal, but there is a risk we will not be able to report figures as usual during this period.

“There may be a backlog of results and other statistics over the coming days, and there will be a period of data reconciliation and validation that may affect our daily reporting figures for several days.

“During this time, positive case numbers, numbers of deaths we report may be lower than the true figure, and numbers reported in the days after 31 August may be higher than usual as data is added retrospectively. 

“This has not affected individuals receiving their results, and anyone who tests positive will be contacted by their local authority’s Test, Trace, Protect team in the usual way.

“As usual, daily figures should be considered in light of the underlying trends, and day-to-day fluctuations should be interpreted with caution.

“Our dashboard is a rapid reporting tool intended to provide the current picture of Covid in Wales.  Official statistics relating to the Coronavirus pandemic are produced by the Office of National Statistics.”