Coronavirus Information Reporting Expands Under Arizona Executive Order
Governor Doug Ducey Tuesday issued an executive order expanding data reporting requirements from hospitals and healthcare providers about coronavirus cases.
It includes the amount of ICU beds and ventilators in use, the number of suspected COVID-19 patients visiting emergency rooms, and the amount of personal protective equipment used each day, among other information.
“Today’s order is about enhancing the data available to us so we can continue to make the best data-driven decisions to protect public health,” said Governor Ducey in a press release. “Arizona’s public health officials are working closely with our hospitals and health care providers, and we’ve already seen the benefit from increased data sharing. This additional step helps ensure we are taking all steps necessary to prepare and slow the spread of COVID-19.”
According to the Arizona Republic, the order follows the paper’s reporting on growing frustration about the limited data provided by Arizona officials. According an analysis by the Republic, information on known COVID-19 cases and treatments in Arizona has been minimal compared to many other states.