Health Care District’s Brumback Clinics report faster turnaround for COVID-19 test results

WEST PALM BEACH — Patients who are tested at one of the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics’ seven COVID-19 testing sites, including the county’s largest site at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, are receiving their results within three to four days. The laboratories that analyze the nasal swab […]

Palm Beach County has 37,641 COVID-19 positive since March

WEST PALM BEACH — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 11 report shows 37,641 Palm Beach County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 105. The county has had 940 deaths and 2,873 hospitalizations (2,844 residents and 29 nonresidents) related to COVID-19 […]

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. […]