Note: determining case numbers in done on computers in larger towns and cities. For our purposes, we will use small town methods.
Case number is date followed by the number of case that day. For example:
The third case received on August 6, 2005 would have the case number of
08 represents August, 06 represents the 6th, 05 represents the year 2005, and
-3 indicates the third case of the day.