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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Ohio is not publishing new COVID-19 deaths during updates on June 9 or June 16, 2022. There will be no death updates between June 2 and 22, 2022. Cases are unaffected.
Per the Ohio Department of Health website, as of Monday, March 14, 2022, the Ohio DoH has transitioned to reporting COVID-19 metrics from a daily to weekly cadence. Moving forward, metrics will be updated on Thursdays. This will include new and cumulative cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, vaccinations, deaths and reports from partner agencies (Developmental Disabilities, Veteran’s Homes, Youth Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Rehabilitation and Corrections).
On Nov. 9, 2021, Ohio updated vaccination data submitted to the CDC that resulted in a decrease of 99 doses administered.
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.