11AM: Ohio Department of Health gives update on COVID-19 death data reconciliation process

Ohio Department of Health
Posted at 9:39 AM, Mar 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 09:39:00-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health will hold a briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 death reconciliation process in Ohio.

The briefing is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Watch it live in the media player below:

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ODH Director Stephanie McCloud and ODH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff are expected to speak.

According to a statement from ODH, process issues affecting the reconciliation and reporting of these deaths began in October. The largest number of deaths were from November and December. Although being reported this week, the deaths will reflect the appropriate date of death on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The unreported deaths were found during a routine employee training event.

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