The AHLTA servers housing the military's electronic health records. Photo: David S. Holloway/Getty Images

CNBC’s Christina Farr has an eye-popping story about when electronic health records go wrong: In this case, a woman whose record said she’d had two children, when in fact she had never been pregnant. One of those non-existent children was still alive, according to her EHR, and one had died. When the patient tried to correct her records, she was told that she was wrong about her own medical history.

How it works: Errors are common. They can originate from having multiple patients’ records open at once, or from some of the same miscommunication issues that have plagued paper records — like a nurse or resident misunderstanding a doctor’s notes. The U.K. and many Nordic countries use a patient-specific identification number, to help providers ensure they’ve pulled up the right person’s records, Farr reports. The U.S. doesn’t have such a feature.

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France reported more than 2,500 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours — the largest single-day number since May. French officials said the situation was "clearly worsening," per France 24.

By the numbers: Over 745,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus globally and over 20.4 million have tested positive, per Johns Hopkins. Almost 12.7 million have recovered from the virus.

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Joe Biden's campaign announced on Wednesday that it raised $26 million in the 24 hours after revealing Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick.

Why it matters: The cash influx signals that Harris has helped the Democratic presidential campaign pick up steam. Nearly 150,000 contributors were first-time donors, according to the campaign statement.

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