FIVE states in the US are NOT testing for coronavirus AT ALL as Washington state residents are furious that only 100 tests can be run a day after CDC sent flawed kits

Thursday, March 5, 2020
By Paul Martin

The CDC say six states are not currently testing for coronavirus but are ‘in progress’: Alabama, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming
MaineHealth said it has begun testing and is sending samples to the CDC
Alabama, Ohio and Wyoming say they are setting up labs and to begin testing later this week
Meanwhile, Washington health officials have asked for patience, saying they don’t have the capacity to test everyone asking to be tested
Only 200 tests can be run a day in the state that has 39 cases and 10 deaths
Delays started when the CDC sent out its first round of test kits, which were discovered to be flawed
The CDC also had narrow criteria for testing, which has since been expanded to anyone who has symptoms
The Washington Department of Health coronavirus hotline is 1-800-525-0127

MARY KEKATOS SENIOR HEALTH REPORTER
DAILYMAIL.COM
5 March 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say six states are currently not testing for coronavirus.

The federal health agency published a map of all states and territories with at least one laboratory using diagnostic tests for the disease.

Almost every states is listed as currently testing for coronavirus, except Alabama, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Those six states are currently listed as being ‘in progress,’ according to the map key.

However, MaineHealth announced that it has begun testing and is sending samples to the CDC.


The CDC says six states are not currently testing for coronavirus but are ‘in progress’: Alabama, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming. But MaineHealth said it has begun testing and is sending samples to the CDC

Maine say it has begun testing and is sending swabs from test kits to the CDC.

Oklahoma’s Department of Health announced on Tuesday that it plans to do its own coronavirus testing.

The Ohio Department of Health says it will be conducted its own testing later this week and Alabama and Wyoming say they’re in the process of setting up their laboratories.

DailyMail.com is reaching out for comment from the laboratories.

Across the country, there are more than 200 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 11 deaths.

Meanwhile, Washington state officials are urging patience as medical staff report fear and anger among people told they could not be tested for the coronavirus due to limited capacity.

Clinics in the Seattle area reported an increase in patients seeking tests after the state reported 39 cases of coronavirus and 10 deaths.

Health officials and front-line medical staff in Seattle’s King County, the location of most cases, asked mildly sick people to stay home rather than inundate clinics and hospitals for tests and risk infecting others.

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One Response to “FIVE states in the US are NOT testing for coronavirus AT ALL as Washington state residents are furious that only 100 tests can be run a day after CDC sent flawed kits”

  1. Marie Joy

    IF you can, it’s time to self-isolate.

    #1430
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