New Disturbing Numbers

The Ohio Department of Health says as many as 4,000 COVID-19 deaths may have been underreported through the state’s reporting system,…and those deaths will now be added to the state’s tally of deaths from the coronavirus during the coming week. Health officials say process issues, affecting reporting of the deaths began in October, with most occurring in November and December. The department identified the problem during a routine employee training, officials say. It will continue working with the auditor of state’s office, which has been doing an audit of COVID-19 data, since September.

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