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 […]

ODH to add 4000 COVID-19 deaths that ‘may have been underreported’

BY: - February 10, 2021

As many as 4,000 COVID-19 deaths “may have been underreported” and will be added to the state’s pandemic death toll this week, according to a Wednesday news release from the state health department. Under the previous tally from the Ohio Department of Health, 11,856 residents died of COVID-19. The 4,000 unreported deaths will be added […]

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 […]