FDOH COVID-19 test numbers for Hendry Regional Medical Center tests do not match HRMC records

(UPDATED JULY 24, WITH RESPONSE FROM HEALTH DEPARTMENT) CLEWISTON — The data reported on the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Testing by Laboratory report, updated July 20, does not match Hendry Regional Medical Center’s reports. The FDOH report for data through July 19, verified at 9:25 a.m. on July 20, showed Hendry Regional Medical Center […]

COVID-19 positive test numbers questioned

OKEECHOBEE — Last week, news media in Florida discovered some of the smaller testing labs apparently had only positive COVID-19 tests logged in Florida Department of Health (FDOH) data, although they are required to report both positive and negative. While this does not change the number of positive tests, it could change the positivity rate. […]