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Auditor Says Ohio Health Department’s COVID Data Is Accurate

Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau |

Though the information on the Ohio Department of Health coronavirus website has been questioned by critics and even some state lawmakers, the state’s data on COVID cases and deaths is accurate, according to a review from the Republican state auditor.

Republican Auditor Keith Faber said he’d recommend an upgrade of the system, which wasn’t designed to handle the huge amounts of data from the pandemic. But he said his audit found that “for the most part, the information that’s being reported is accurate, and for the most part, while the system is clunky and not the most efficient, from a public policy standpoint is providing consistent, reliable information.”

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