Ohio health dept. to restructure after 4K unreported deaths

Ohio health dept. to restructure after 4K unreported deaths
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Health Department says it’s restructuring its infectious disease division following the discovery of as many as 4,000 unreported COVID-19 deaths and will investigate how the error happened.

Stephanie McCloud is the director of the health agency.

She said Thursday that the department has begun a standard review to determine how the error happened and why it wasn’t discovered earlier.

The Health Department says that adding the deaths will inflate daily reported death counts for two or three days, but the appropriate date of deaths will be reflected on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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