Maryland adds 517 more to COVID-19 death toll over pandemic
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has revised the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state by adding 517 deaths that were not properly classified by medical certifiers over the past year.
The health department said Thursday the update brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Maryland to 9,368.
There were five more deaths over the past 24 hours. The state also raised the number of probable cases with COVID-19 listed as the cause of death by 21 to 213.
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The department says through maintenance exercises the Vital Statistics Administration identified that some medical certifiers had miscoded the cause or probable cause of death.
RELEASE: @MDHealthDept Vital Statistics Administration has revised the state’s COVID-19 data to include deaths that were not properly classified by medical certifiers over the past year. The updated data is reflected in today's COVID-19 dashboard update.https://t.co/PMm8paY5z7— Maryland Department of Health (@MDHealthDept) May 27, 2021