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Old 04-02-2020, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Flying J View Post
The State of WA DOH COVID-19 reporting database was overwhelmed with the volume of tests reporting. Apparently because it had previously been designed to only handle the positive results. It's hard to imagine a data model that gets overwhelmed with 70,000 records. What the heck were they using? An Excel spreadsheet from a 2005 version of the software?
Local article addressing this. If accurate, the biggest technical issue has been duplicated negative reports which had to been fixed manually. But it also sounds like no one was thinking ahead in the earlier stages about the kinds of volume they'd need to deal with so they were utterly unprepared when the problems hit.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...o-lag-in-data/
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