COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 12,108 new COVID-19 cases and 446 additional hospitalizations on Thursday.
ODH said Wednesday's numbers would be artificially inflated due to a backlog of positive COVID-19 test results
On Tuesday, ODH reported lower numbers due to an electronic laboratory reporting processing error. Testing data from across the state is automatically sent through a system that feeds into the Ohio Disease Reporting System.
ODH said they received five incorrectly formatted files from a long-term care facility Monday evening with each containing both valid and invalid data.
The invalid data caused a backlog in the system and delayed the processing of confirmed cases from other facilities.
Reported data as of Jan. 27:
- 2,552,972 cases
- 32,489 deaths
- 106,616 hospitalizations
- 2,173,032 presumed recoveries
- 7,155,177 (61.21%) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
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