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Story by Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer - Story Source
Published on Friday March 12, 2021 - 1:41 AM

Yamhill County Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin apologized this week for an error that, for several days, indicated extremely high hospitalization rates for county COVID-19 patients.

Information that around 20% of COVID hospitalizations statewide were Yamhill County residents was shared on Facebook by Commissioner Casey Kulla last week and reported in Tuesday's News-Register.

Manfrin followed up Wednesday evening, saying there was currently no one hospitalized with COVID-19 who resides in Yamhill County. Thursday, however, the county listed three people as hospitalized.

"Yamhill County Public Health discovered that when pulling this data there were a number of people who were discharged from the hospital and this information was not accounted for due to the data system being used. The only way for us to accurately pull this data is manually," Manfrin wrote in an e-mail to the News-Register.

"This was a stand alone data error and all other data including OHA hospitalization data, case counts, cases per 100,000 and positivity rates are accurate," Manfrin said.