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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 12:29 PM

Orange County testing site hits capacity 7 minutes after opening Friday

This is insane. This site is getting the test kits from the federal government & they've been limited to 250 tests per day, yet Trump says there's no problem getting tests.

Officials changed the testing criteria earlier this week to include people under the age of 65 who are experiencing certain symptoms. They've quickly hit the daily capacity in the days that followed the change.

Anyone can receive a test if they have: a 99.6-degree fever or higher and respiratory symptoms, or a pre-existing condition. First responders and health care workers are also included.

The testing site can only conduct 250 tests a day because they get their tests from the federal government and said they have limits.

"That federally mandated number is what we must follow. So, while we have 2,400 tests, we're only able to perform 250 a day. You may be thinking. ‘oh, well the Miami site and the Jacksonville site have more tests that they're able to do,’ and we understand that, however the reason they're able to do that is that they have either a hospital partner, or they have tests that came in from the state of Florida. While that's an option to happen here as well, it hasn't happened yet," Lauren Luna, spokesperson for the testing site said.



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Sancho Apr 2020 #1

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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 12:39 PM

1. Basically they don't have enough tests, don't know who has Covid-19, and don't want high numbers...

...same thing in Pinellas County. Drive through sites ran out in a few hours.

Likely the actual numbers are many times the reported cases.

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