This is why we haven't reported today's COVID-19 numbers yet

Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 18:00:16-05

CLEVELAND — The State of Ohio usually reports coronavirus numbers every day at 2 p.m., but the numbers for Wednesday still haven't been released.

A spokesperson for the state said there are currently 6,385 positive cases, but thousands of reports are still pending from epidemiologists and local health departments.

"Epidemiologists and local health department officials work together to verify pending reports. Our unprecedented case volume, combined with unexpected system errors today, and reduced staffing at already over-burdened local health departments due to illness, including COVID-19, led to the delay today," a spokesperson told News 5.

Cleveland faced a similar issue over the weekend after being unable to report cases due to a surge.

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It is unknown when the state will be able to report today's numbers.

This is the longest time it's taken since the start of the pandemic for the state to report daily numbers.

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