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Some COVID-19 tests available on the market could miss a majority of cases

A research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has developed a mathematical model to estimate the false negative rate for COVID-19 tests.   According to a study published earlier this month in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the assay limit of detection (or the smallest amount of viral DNA detectable that a test will catch 95%… Read More »

Weekly tests for quarantine workers

Acting chief medical officer professor Paul Kelly has announced weekly coronavirus tests for hotel quarantine workers around the country, after South Australia was forced into lockdown. SA is the second state to be affected by breaches in the system, with Victoria only recently emerging from its deadly second wave, which originated in quarantine hotels. Premier… Read More »

Connecticut election worker tests positive for coronavirus

An election worker in New Haven, Connecticut, has tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to a dozen other workers being quarantined By PAT EATON-ROBB and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press November 4, 2020, 9:37 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article An election employee in New Haven, Connecticut, has tested positive… Read More »

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Demand for coronavirus tests has almost trebled among young children in England this month – but only 1% were found to have the virus, figures show. In the first two weeks of September, more than 200,000 under-nines were tested, according to government’s test-and-trace programme. That is nearly three times as many as in the previous… Read More »