Thursday, July 16, 2020

Florida Labs Not Reporting Negative Test Result; Trump Admin to Ramp Up Nursing Home Testing, and Other C-Virus Updates

Incomplete reporting from some Florida laboratories resulted in errors on the state’s report on virus positivity rates, according to a Fox 35 News report.
“Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, which means every single person tested was positive,” Fox 35 News reported Tuesday. “Other labs had very high positivity rates.”
Orlando Health, for example, reported a 98 percent positivity rate. Lee Memorial Hospital Lab, PanCare of Florida, Inc and Advance Medical of Naples all reported 100 percent positivity rates; no negative results were included.
That rate implies every person tested had a positive result.
Fox 35 News said it investigated the numbers by contacting every local location listed in the report. Orlando Health confirmed to Fox News that the 98 percent figure is incorrect and the positivity rate is actually 9.4 percent.
“Orlando Health understands this is confusing,” a spokeswoman for Orlando Health said, in an emailed statement sent to Fox News Tuesday. “As you look through the entire Department of Health ‘testing by laboratory’ site, you will see multiple Orlando Health hospitals listed.”
LINK: Trump admin plans to ramp up COVID-19
testing at nursing homes
It is not clear how the discrepancy between the two numbers emerged. An Orlando Health spokeswoman told the Orlando Sentinel that the organization is looking into how the 98 percent figure was reported.
Lori Ann Martell, practice administrator at Advance Medical of Naples, wrote an e-mail statement to Fox News saying, “we report daily total tests done (positive and negative) along with the required information on positive reporting. Both pieces of information are sent together.”
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