On Thursday, July 30, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) was tasked with correcting the number of deaths from the CCP Virus after reporting 225 deaths not directly related to it.
“An automation error caused approximately 225 fatalities to be included even though COVID-19 was not listed as a direct cause of death on the death certificate,” DSHS reported through a tweet.
DSHS explained, “The cumulative deaths have been corrected for July 27, 28, and 29. Because DSHS switched to using the death certificate data to count the deaths this week, an automation error caused approximately 225 deaths to be included that did not have COVID-19 as a direct cause of death. A manual quality check revealed the problem late Wednesday,” as reported by the Daily Wire.
The State Department of Health Services itself reported Thursday 8,800 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 322 new deaths directly attributed to the CCP Virus.
However, official reports on the recorded death count so far are generating more and more doubt.
According to the Washington Examiner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website in July listed 3,721 deaths from the CCP Virus, which were characterized by “intentional and unintentional injuries, poisoning, and other adverse events.”
One of the most controversial cases was the accident of a motorcyclist in Florida whose death was recorded among the deaths caused by the CCP Virus . Dr. Raul Pino, an Orange County health official, acknowledged that the deceased man had entered the CCP Virus count despite his accident.
He also justified the registration of the man by stating that it was not entirely incorrect as the virus could have been a determining factor in the accident.
The Florida Department of Health assured Fox 35 that deaths due to the CCP Virus are only determined if they are listed as an immediate, or underlying cause of death, or if there is a confirmed viral infection, or through a laboratory test, emphasizing that registering a death does not meet the exclusion criteria such as trauma, suicide, homicide, overdose, or automobile accidents.
In addition, CDC Director Robert Redfield said last week that hospitals are given monetary incentives to inflate the number of deaths from the CCP Virus, noting that this is also a case that has been seen in other disease processes.
“Really, in the HIV epidemic, somebody may have a heart attack but also have HIV—the hospital would prefer the [classification] for HIV because there’s greater reimbursement,” Redfield explained, as reported by The Blaze.