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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 June 23, 2022, West Virginia showed a spike in deaths due to death certificate review. This is related to the National Center for Health Statistics updating their data system. See more details here: https://dhhr.wv.gov/News/2022/Pages/COVID-19-Daily-Update-6-23-2022.aspx.
Per the CDC, on December 23, 2021, West Virginia made updates to data previously submitted to CDC that resulted in a decrease of 651,436 doses administered.
Per the CDC, West Virginia recently conducted an internal review of COVID-19 vaccine administrative data and determined that there was a lag in some of their data uploads to CDC Data Clearing House (DCH). Beginning November 15, 2021 and continuing through December 9, West Virginia submitted multiple files to DCH containing administration records from July through November of this year, which resulted in an increase of 1.47 million administration records for the state.
West Virginia Deaths March 12: West Virginia published165 backlogged deaths on March 12. The number was originally 168 but then was revised back down to 165. The timeframe over which these deaths occurred is not clear.