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Reduced counts in U.S. cases and deaths are the result of states and territories not reporting the information for some or all of the weekend. Those states and territories are: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Typically, these states" Monday updates include the weekend totals.
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Alaska switched its once-per-week reporting day to Tuesday. Previously, the state reported on Wednesday.
As of November 15, 2022, Alaska non-resident cases and deaths to be held stale. See additional information here: https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19/issues/6240
On July 13, Alaska reported 24 deaths after not reporting deaths since Mid-May: The reason for this delay is not clear.
As of April 4, 2022, Alaska changed to once per week reporting (Wednesdays).
Alaska on Feb. 6, 2022, began reporting deaths once a week. The state continues to report cases three times per week.
On January 19, Alaska published a deaths update that also included data from 2021. For the last several months, Alaska has published a large release a deaths once per month. Local news reporting states that 61 of the 63 deaths occurred before the New Year: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2022/01/19/the-number-of-alaskan-covid-deaths-now-tops-1000/.
As of January 11, 2022, Alaska no longer provides county-level testing data.
Alaska's positivity rate dropped on Friday from 1.7% to -0.2% because of a daily decrease of 185,933 total tests. Excluding that unexplained decline, Alaska's positivity rate would be 1.5%.
Declines in U.S. cases and deaths that appear in the Coronavirus Resource Center’s data on Mondays are the result of several states not reporting the information over the weekend. Those states are: Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington and Wyoming.