Massive 300% Spike in Covid-19 Deaths Recorded by Johns Hopkins University Skewed by Old Data

A massive 300% spike in Covid deaths breathlessly reported by the media turned out to be another lie.

Johns Hopkins University recorded a 300% spike in Covid deaths on Friday: Deaths jumped from 321 on Thursday to 891 on Friday.

But the number of deaths was skewed by old data.

One case dated back to last spring.

Florida and Delaware reported a huge increase in deaths on Friday because they dumped old data into the totals.

Some of the deaths Delaware reported on Friday were actually from May 2020 and last month.

The New York Post reported:

A massive 300 percent hike in nationwide COVID-19 deaths recorded Friday by Johns Hopkins University was skewed by states dumping data – that in one case dated back as far as last spring, according to a report.

The university, which has been a trusted source of coronavirus information since the start of the pandemic, reported that US deaths surged from 321 on Thursday to 891 on Friday, as the Delta variant quickly spreads throughout much of the country.

Florida was responsible for a huge chunk of the increase, with 409 of Friday’s death toll coming from that state, according to The Daily Mail. However, Florida only releases weekly data on Friday, making the day-to-day totals reported by the university unclear and overblown, the outlet said.

Figures released by Delaware also added to the surging daily increase, as that state announced 130 new deaths Friday, the tabloid reported. The dramatic figure was misleading because those deaths actually occurred between mid-May 2020 and late last month, and were added after The First State reviewed death certificates, according to the article.

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