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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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On December 7, 2022, Georgia did not update, but then updated on December 8, 2022. The state normally updates once per week on Wednesdays.
As of April 20, 2022, Georgia has shifted to once per week reporting (Wednesdays).
On March 31, 2022, the number of cases for Georgia appear to be higher than expected due to an unreported backlog of cases.
Georgia did not report data from January 1 - January 3, 2022, due to an "overwhelming" amount of data. The data reported on January 4, 2022, includes data from January 1 through January 4. A screenshot of their announcement may be found here: https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19/issues/5142
On November 8, 2021, Georgia's data did not update due to technical issues updating their dashboards.
On November 3, 2020, Georgia started reporting antigen positive cases in their COVID-19 Daily Status report, necessitating changes so we could include them in the Case counts. JHU includes antigen positive cases as probables. While GA started reporting out on antigen cases, it appears that GA's daily status report only includes the molecular test-confirmed cases in their cumulative case counts.