In a press release, the department said these are the first deer confirmed with the virus worldwide.
The release says samples from the deer were collected between January and March 2021 by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and there were no reports of any deer showing clinical signs of infection.
COVID infections have been reported in a small number of animal species worldwide, mostly in animals that had close contact with an infected person.
At this time, routine testing of animals is not recommended, according to the release.
USDA says it will announce cases of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 in animals each time the virus is found in a new species and you can find that here.