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.
On August 4, 2022, the CDC reported that Idaho and Texas made updates to data previously provided to the CDC, resulting in a decrease in administered doses of vaccine, which caused the overall U.S. numbers to decrease.
Oklahoma reported aberrant data behavior in deaths on July 7, spiking 718 deaths in one day. In addition, the state reported -703 deaths on June 30. We have tracked these fluctuations as being accurate reflections of the totals reported by the state on June 23 (), June 30 (), and July 7 (). We have reached out to the state for clarity and are awaiting details. At present, we are maintaining our data in the repository as it does match state reporting.
We have adapted our data collection to include reinfections and have back distributed the state’s case data from January 26, 2022 to the present. Following published guidance from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, we include reinfections >90 days since the primary infection when reported by the individual states.
Starting on June 6, 2022, Virginia had paused death certificate review for two weeks due to the National Center for Health Statistics updating their data system. This pause will have affected all states. The past week has a slight ‘surge’ in reported deaths related to this system coming back online. More details may be found here: