Beginning next week, MCPH will transition to weekly COVID-19 case count reporting instead of daily. New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths for the week will be reported on Fridays. We will report daily case counts through Friday 2/11/2022.
Due to yesterday’s lag in COVID case reporting, numbers reported today will be artificially high. The error has been resolved and positive cases will be added to the proper illness onset date.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will today report an artificially low, incomplete COVID-19 reported case count caused by an electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) processing error.
Numbers reported in the past 3 days are NOT from higher than usual. Due to a processing lag, the Ohio Department of Health will, for the next several days, report an artificially high COVID-19 case count. As COVID-19 cases have reached all-time highs, driven largely by the highly contagious Omicron variant, the system reached its processing capacity, resulting in a multiple-day backlog of tens of thousands of results. As these results are processed, positive cases will be attributed to their proper illness onset date.
The Jan. 2 post represents Jan. 1 and Jan. 2