September 27, 2021

State Health Department Alters Timing On COVID-19 Dashboard Updates

A screenshot of the Indiana Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard on Monday, Sept. 27. - Indiana Department of Health

A screenshot of the Indiana Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard on Monday, Sept. 27.

Indiana Department of Health

The Indiana Department of Health announced today changes to the timing of its COVID-19 dashboard updates.

Beginning today, the dashboards at www.coronavirus.in.gov and www.ourshot.in.gov will update daily by 5 p.m. The dashboards were updated daily around noon until the weekend updates were suspended this summer. After that, they were refreshed at noon on weekdays. The agency said the change in timing will allow for more thorough review of data before it is posted.

“When we launched these dashboards, our goal was to provide Hoosiers the best data possible to help them understand the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indiana,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said. “As the pandemic has progressed, we have added a significant number of features and additional dashboards that have exponentially increased the volume of data required to update the dashboards.”

Box said the increased volume requires more time to vet for accuracy and technical issues.

School and long-term care dashboards will continue to update weekly.

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