COVID-19 tests likely only accurate 70 per cent of the time, health experts warn

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Health experts think upward of 30 per cent of patients infected with the coronavirus are receiving negative test results. “The whole testing field is in flux,” Bill Miller, a physician and epidemiologist at the Ohio State University, told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. “The thing that is different this time is most of these tests are going through a really rapid validation process. As a result, we can’t be completely confident in how they will perform.” Mike Lozano, a Florida-based executive for Envision Healthcare Corp., said that he believes the currently available coronavirus tests are likely only accurate about 70 per cent of the time.