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