The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says its vital statistics office is back to normal operations following computer problems.
KDHE officials said Thursday the office has cleared a backlog of 6,400 requests for birth certificates, death certificates and other vital statistics records.
The backlog built up after KDHE’s computer storage hardware crashed Aug. 5 and took down 85 percent of its servers.
The crash cut off access to electronic versions of agency records, including vital statistics documents. The department has said no data were lost.
KDHE says the vital statistics system was back up Monday, but the department temporarily reassigned about 50 workers to help clear the backlog of requests for records.