Experts call for end of rapid Covid tests in universities and care homes in England

Posted by on December 3, 2020 5:35 pm
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Government figures from programme revealed tests missed 30% of those with high viral load

Experts have called for an end to the use of rapid coronavirus tests in universities and care homes, after government figures from the mass testing programme in Liverpool revealed the tests missed 30% of those with a high viral load.

The figures showed that the rapid tests identified just five out of 10 positive cases which had been detected by standard coronavirus tests, and seven out of 10 of those with high quantities of the virus.

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