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    Public health surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data essential to planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice. For surveillance of COVID-19 and its cause, SARS-COV-2, CDC is using multiple surveillance systems run in collaboration with state, local and academic partners to monitor COVID-19 disease in the United States. COVID-19 surveillance draws from a combination of data sources from existing influenza and viral respiratory disease surveillance systems, syndromic surveillance systems, case reporting systems, commercial lab reporting, ongoing research platforms employed for the coronavirus response, and new systems designed to answer specific questions. These systems, taken together, create an ongoing picture of SARS-COV-2 spread and its effects in the United States and provide data used to inform the U.S. national public health response to COVID-19.
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