Ohio’s COVID-19 data is accurate, state auditor says

BY: - March 24, 2021

The Ohio Department of Health’s data on the COVID-19 pandemic is accurate, according to a state audit released Tuesday after a nearly nine-month probe. State Auditor Keith Faber launched a review of ODH data in July as fellow Republicans from President Donald Trump to then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder were accusing health officials, without evidence, […]

Along with health department, state auditor missed 4,000 COVID-19 deaths during probe

BY: - February 18, 2021

The Ohio State Auditor’s months-long investigation into the state health department’s COVID-19 data practices failed to detect the 4,000 newly discovered COVID-19 deaths announced by the Ohio Department of Health last week. Auditor Keith Faber’s staff have declined to fully explain how they missed the deaths — which sprung Ohio’s death toll from about 12,000 […]

State auditor is probing COVID-19 data, but won’t give details

BY: - October 1, 2020

The Ohio Auditor of State declined to reveal any findings of his probe into Ohio’s coronavirus data, despite touting the ongoing audit at recent political events. In July, state Auditor Keith Faber, a Republican, announced his plan to “examine case numbers of COVID-19.” This came amid festering rumors on social media of health departments inflating […]