The CDC is forcing states to recount their coronavirus deaths to include confirmed cases and probable cases.
Several states are in the process of reassessing their numbers based on this questionable new rule.
Last week New York state added 3,700 deaths to their numbers to include presumed but not confirmed cases.
Michigan started their recount of presumed cases on Friday.
The CDC is forcing states to recount their coronavirus fatality deaths and update their numbers.
In accordance with new CDC guidelines:
- New York: the numbers shown below include probable deaths (and, consequently, probable cases for the same number) as reported by New York City
- Maryland: includes probable deaths, as reported by the Department of Health (Section: “COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland”)
- Wyoming: includes probable cases, as reported by the Department of Health