COVID-19 USA: Are any days of the week consistently high or low?

I heard a rumour earlier this week that Sunday in the USA had consistently low values (perhaps because it was in the weekend?).

We look to see if any days of the week (Monday to Sunday) have consistently high or low values. We use data from here:
https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-source-data

For the number of confirmed Cases:

USACasesDay2Months

Note: Colours may be ambiguous.

We see that until mid-April, three days have consistently high values/ ranking (Saturday, Friday, and Thursday).

From the last week in April four days have low values/ ranking and three days have high ranking.

Sunday is in  the bottom two days in March and in the top two from mid-April.

Monday appears most consistently at the bottom or near the bottom.

Below is the bar graph:

USABar

The rumour was later amended to refer to deaths.

Below is the graph:

USADeathsDay2Months

Until mid-April, Saturday and Thursday appear consistently in the top two days.

Only Monday appears consistently at the bottom or in the bottom two days.

Sunday is consistently in the bottom two days in March.

We note that Sunday does not appear consistently in April in the top or bottom two days in either the number of cases or deaths.

These pdfs may be easier to view:

USACases2Months

USADeaths2Months

Below are the tables of Data:

USACasesDay

USADeathsDay

Footnote:

The data depends on the site you get it from and the cut-off time (e.g. Midnight GMT). It may also depend on whether probable cases are included. Using data from
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
the graph below (From Tuesday 7 April)is obtained:

DeathsMaynard

DeathsKeyMaynard

My other COVID-19 posts can be found here:
https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/tag/coronavirus/

Data for my posts can be found at:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_New_Zealand
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/download-todays-data-geographic-distribution-covid-19-cases-worldwide
https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-source-data
https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200507/100-days-into-covid10-where-do-we-stand
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/covid-forecasts/?
https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-source-data

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