Ohio IDs Up to 4,000 COVID Deaths, Causing Temporary Spike

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health will add up to 4,000 COVID-19 deaths this week, causing a spike in daily reported death counts for up to three days.

The agency said in a statement that process issues affected the reporting of deaths in November in December. 

Although the numbers are being reported this week, they will reflect the actual date of death on the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

The issue in reporting was identified during routine employee training, The ODH will continue working with the Auditor of State’s office, which has been auditing Ohio’s COVID-19 data since September.

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