The media have slammed Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida for what appears to be a spike in the state’s COVID-19 numbers. But something isn’t right. The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo reports:
The Florida State Health Department confirmed Tuesday that some testing laboratories in the state have not been disclosing their negative novel coronavirus testing results accurately, skewing the positivity rates dramatically.
Moreover, two labs were discovered to have inflated their positivity rates of the virus by a factor of ten.
“Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, which means every single person tested was positive. Other labs had very high positivity rates,” FOX 35 explained Tuesday, noting that one local Centra Care laboratory reported all 83 people tested were found to have the virus, and NCF Diagnostics in Alachua reported 88% of their tests were positive.
The news station investigated the suspect “astronomical” findings and found the data was skewed by the lack of reported negative tests.
For example, Orlando Veteran’s Medical Center’s reported positivity rate of 76% is actually around 6%, a spokesperson for the center revealed. The report added, “Orlando Health’s positivity rate is only 9.4 percent, not 98 percent as in the report.”