In some US states, during the recount, it became known about a greater number of deaths from coronavirus, which were not previously registered due to statistics’ peculiarities, the Wall Street Journal reports.
So in Ohio for February, another 4,000 deaths were detected, and in Indiana – 1,500. Recounts were also made in Virginia, Minnesota, and Rhode Island.
The publication links the underestimation of indicators with the principle of the system that the states use to publish statistics. The system works in real-time and does not consider deaths from coronavirus, which become known later during the medical examination. In real-time, for example, a tracker from Johns Hopkins University functions, the newspaper writes.
According to the latest data from Hopkins University in the United States, a total of 29,438,775 cases of the disease were detected, 534,888 patients with the detected coronavirus died.