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State Public Health Department loses records of 2,550 people
Los Angeles Times

State public health authorities have lost medical and other records for 2,550 healthcare facility residents, workers and state staff, officials said Wednesday in a statement.

The records were on a magnetic tape reported missing by the California Department of Public Health in September after workers sent it via U.S. mail from a West Covina field office to the central office in Sacramento for a computer backup, the statement said.