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through maintenance exercises, that some medical certifiers had miscoded the cause or probable cause of death," the release went on to say. "VSA is in the process of re-issuing guidance for coding protocols to medical certifiers."

https://wjla.com/amp/news/coronavirus/why-maryland-just-reported-the-largest-one-day-jump-in-its-covid-19-death-tally

 

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2 minutes ago, king of the county said:

What are we to take away from this?

That numbers get revised.    You can't put a whole lot of faith in the real-time numbers because they get audited for accuracy months later.   

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1 minute ago, crazyhole said:

That numbers get revised.    You can't put a whole lot of faith in the real-time numbers because they get audited for accuracy months later.   

Welcome to the world of data collection. And if the "number" is an estimate such as the unemployment rate then revisions are simple part of the standard protocol.

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