The final Covid-19 case count on Tuesday for the US has been corrected by Johns Hopkins University to 39,617 cases and 1,293 deaths. Earlier numbers should not be used.
With this fix, Tuesday’s death count is still the highest one-day total since Aug. 19.
Yesterday’s new case numbers are now in line with recent averages. The US is currently averaging 38,037 new Covid-19 cases a day, which is up 5% from the previous week.
The university explained that the discrepancy was the result of both a data dump in Alabama’s numbers and a misreading on its part, which led to a double count on a single day.
States often have data dumps when they change how to report cases/deaths, and the university normally redistributes those cases to the proper days.
The data dump and the dashboard error have both been fixed, the university told CNN.