There are multiple dates associated with a test record – everything from the date the test was collected to the date the test was reported. Delaware County has been reporting COVID-19 data based on test report date – when a test result is reported by the laboratory. Effective May 21, we are transitioning to use the date the test was collected. This date is closer to symptom onset date and removes the variability of laboratory processing capacity and reporting capability. This move will allow us to more accurately reflect the current conditions of COVID-19 in our county, further supporting our readiness to relax restrictions.