Declines in U.S. cases and deaths that appear in the Coronavirus Resource Center’s data on Mondays are the result of several states and territories not reporting the information over the weekend. Those states and territories are: Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Guam, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Virgin Islands.
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A recent low test positivity rate of 1.6% in Ohio was caused after the state reported 521,000 test results on April 22, 2021. Prior to that single-day dump of cases, the state’s 7-day moving average for its positivity rate stood at 6%. The positivity will remain low for another three days before spiking after the massive amount of tests falls out of the 7-day calculation.