Hospitals Confirm Mistakes in Florida COVID-19 Report


The Florida Department of Health released its daily report on coronavirus testing showing a 11% statewide positivity rate, but FOX 35 News investigated and quickly noticed shocking positivity rates.

Countless labs have reported a 100% positivity rate, which means that everyone tested was positive. Other laboratories had very high positivity rates. FOX 35 revealed that test sites like Centra Care have reported that 83 people have been tested and all positive. Next, NCF Diagnostics in Alachua reported that 88% of the tests were positive.

How could it be? FOX 35 News investigated these astronomical numbers, contacting all of the local sites mentioned in the report.

The report showed that Orlando Health had a 98% positivity rate. However, when FOX 35 News contacted the hospital, they confirmed errors in the report. Orlando Health’s positivity rate is only 9.4%, not 98% as in the report.

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The report also showed that the Orlando Veteran Medical Center had a 76% positivity rate. A VA spokesperson told FOX 35 News on Tuesday that this did not reflect their numbers and that the center’s positivity rate was actually 6%.

FOX 35 News has yet to hear other labs or the Florida Department of Health explain how the error could have been made on an official report.


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