Check out this pattern. Why do the number of deaths drop on the weekends in this graph? +2,482 deaths today for new record

Every weekend we hear good news about how the deaths are “down” but then monday comes along and the uptick resumes along the exponential growth curve.

Today we hit a new record for daily deaths, +2,482

Are they just understaffed on the weekends, unable to keep up with the tallying or are they trying to keep the numbers down before markets open on Mondays?

Graph:

daily-deaths

Sauce:

www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

 

h/t BFD