ODH News Release: New COVID-19 Cases Inflated as Backlog of Positive COVID-19 Test Results Clears

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health will today, and for the next several days, report an artificially high COVID-19 case count caused by a processing lag due to the unprecedented number of cases reported. A processing enhancement was implemented late Thursday to expand the state’s capacity to process a higher volume of lab results, enabling the backlog to begin to clear and to better keep up with daily processing of positive test results.

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