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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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Maine reported 51 deaths from January 10 - January 14, 2023, but only one death from January 17 - January 21, 2023. The reason for the decrease is unclear, but our data collection matches the headline numbers published by the Maine Department of Health.
Maine reported uncharacteristically high death counts from December 6-9, 2022. This is currently under investigation.
On April 12, Maine reported an additional 47 deaths from death certificate review. All deaths occurred January or later. Source: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/me/maine/news/2022/04/12/maine-adds-47-covid-19-deaths-from-records-since-january
Starting on February 14, 2022, Maine reported an elevated number of cases as they deal with a backlog. Source: https://www.wabi.tv/2022/02/19/maine-cdc-reports-50-more-covid-deaths-another-4031-cases/
On November 12, 2021, Maine's dashboard indicates that it updated but no data had changed since the day prior. No reason was listed on their dashboard.
Maine reported a large number of new tests (27,364) on April 21, 2021, causing the state's 7-day moving average for its test positivity rate to display a steep decline from 7.6% to 4.7%. The large batch of tests most likely represents data from the past few days since the state had not reported any new tests since April 16.