Reduced counts in U.S. cases and deaths are the result of states and territories not reporting the information for some or all of the weekend. Those states and territories are: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Typically, these states" Monday updates include the weekend totals.
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On October 26, 2021, New Mexico's cumulative vaccine total decreased. Additionally, on October 27, 2021, North Dakota's cumulative vaccine total decreased. The JHU Coronavirus Resource Center has contacted the Centers for Disease Control to understand the reason for the decreases in those states.
On May 24, 2021 New Mexico added about 100 deaths to the state's total COVID-19 fatalities after health officials had cleared a backlog of death certificates pertaining to deceased New Mexico residents living in other states, incomplete or inaccurate information, and other reasons.
As of April 9, 2021, New Mexico will no longer release data on weekends. The state will share weekend data on Mondays. https://cv.nmhealth.org/2021/04/09/state-will-offer-consolidated-weekend-covid-19-case-count-reports/