The Trump administration abruptly required hospitals to stop reporting COVID data to CDC and use a new reporting system set up by a contractor. Two weeks in, the promised improvements in the data have yet to materialize.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 26: Medical workers walk outside a special coronavirus area at Maimonides Medical Center on May 26, 2020 in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. While certain neighborhoods are still seeing high infection numbers, New York has seen the number of deaths from COVID-19 statewide begin to consistently stay below 100 people per day. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)