Ohio has underreported coronavirus deaths by 4,000, state discloses

Link: https://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2021/02/10/ohio-new-coronavirus-cases-still-below-average/stories/20210210105


Ohio reported 3,281 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, which is below the 21-day average of 4,105, while also disclosing that statistics from late last year appeared to have underreported coronavirus deaths by as many as 4,000 people.

The state has reached a total of 928,631 cases and 11,856 deaths, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Sixty-three of those deaths were reported Wednesday, which is below the 21-day average of 69.

But that death toll does not yet include deaths from October, November, and December that were omitted and “will be added to the state’s death count during the coming week,” the health department said in a statement.

Publication Date: 10 February 2021

Publication Site: Toledo Blade