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Government removes 1.3m coronavirus tests from daily data after double counting error

Changes mean fewer in-person tests were carried out than previously reported

8/14/2020 2:13:00 PM

Government removes 1.3m coronavirus tests from daily data after double counting error

Changes mean fewer in-person tests were carried out than previously reported

Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts by emailUpdate newsletter preferencesAlongside the revised testing results the DH has also added 100,000 tests to its ‘pillar 4’ total – this is the use of antibody testing and followed a 100,000 tests being sent out as part of a national surveillance study.

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On the government’s coronavirus data webpage an explanatory not published on Wednesday evening said: “An adjustment of -1,308,071 has been made to the historic data for the ‘tests made available’ metric. The adjustments have been made as a result of more accurate data collection and reporting processes recently being adopted within pillar 2 and a subsequent adjustment of the data we reported between 29 March 2020 and 12 August 2020.

“These new data processed identified tests that had previously not been readily identifiable at the labs processing stage, and tests that had been sent out by a testing channel on behalf of another channel.“This resulted in a double-counting of test kits that had been dispatched and which had not been removed from the labs processed data.

“In identifying this data pillar 2 established that fewer in-person tests had been conducted than originally reported, and more tests had been sent to NHS trusts and care homes than originally reported.”A Department for Health and Social Care spokesperson said: “In July we became aware of an overcounting issue which we publicly and transparently acknowledged and have since sought to clarify these figures subsequently.

“This does not change the fact that we have rapidly built, from scratch, the largest diagnostic testing industry in British history with over 13 million tests delivered and capacity to test 300,000 every day. Read more: The Independent »

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“the amount of double counting was a small proportion of the total 11.4m tests carried out during the same period”, it’s over 10% for the period They really need to be held accountable,nobody is though,not the media or the opposition,everyone is just letting them make mistake after mistake, Error 😂 do they think people are stupid or what ?!

Error... Right. Same error being made all over the world right now... Oh look! another fuck up Is there anything about corona that this govt did right? 😔........ more fiddling 'The 1,308,071 tests were overcounted after they were included in figures for tests that were sent out to testing sites such as hospitals and care homes between 14 May and 11 August.'

Tests AND their results ? How convenient for the Govt statistics. Sham on you

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