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May 7, 2020

Random Testing for COVID-19 Continues

Marvin Manzanero

Random testing across the country for COVID-19 continues.  The Ministry of Health says that it has expanded screening as tracing contacts has ceased.  A total of one thousand, one hundred and fifty-nine texts were administered.  One thousand one hundred and thirty-one resulted in negative. Up to three o’clock this afternoon, thirty-three persons are under investigation and recent tests are negative. According to Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero, persons under investigation include those who are being randomly tested.


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“The reason why you see a jump is because some random testing has start. The lab doesn’t process those as, the lab just get samples of people who get swabbed. The lab plugs in the data and the data is picked up by the system as an infographic and that is how it is present to the general public. All those samples that are going to be tested are the ones that routinely are going to appear as persons under investigation.  I must say that the infographic is the exclusive brainchild of the people at the epidemiologist unit who were the ones behind that data. I think we need to clarify and stress that.”


As far as we know, P.P.E.s and tests are available in country, but the last order of ventilators has not arrived.

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