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31 Augsburg residents receive false-positive corona test: What that means for the city's record incidence

2020-10-30T22:06:11.522Z

In the case of a Corona test breakdown in an Augsburg laboratory, 58 out of 60 people tested received a false positive result - including 31 people from Augsburg.



In the case of a Corona test breakdown in an Augsburg laboratory, 58 out of 60 people tested received a false positive result - including 31 people from Augsburg.

  • The Isar-Amper Klinikum in Taufkirchen / Vils sent corona tests from 60 people to a laboratory in Augsburg.

  • 58 of the 60 corona tests were incorrectly positive.

    31 Augsburgers are also affected by the breakdown.

  • The 7-day incidence of Augsburg is currently at a record 256.7.

Augsburg / Taufkirchen - The number of

corona infections in Germany

is apparently increasing inexorably.

But between all the reports about the increasing number of people who tested positive, there are also reports of test breakdowns in which people received a positive corona test

result

even though they are not

infected

with the

corona

virus.

Corona test breakdown: 58 people falsely tested positive in the Augsburg laboratory

Such a severe corona test failure also happened last week at the

Isar-Amper Klinikum in Taufkirchen / Vils

or in the

Augsburg MVZ laboratory

to which the clinic had sent samples.

As Munich Merkur reported, 58 of 60 people tested got a

positive corona test result

- even though they were not infected at all.

The consequences: Those affected and numerous

contact persons

were unnecessarily sent to

quarantine

, which was almost over when the results were corrected.

The head of the Augsburg MVZ laboratory, Gabriele Schön, justified the breakdown by saying that the manufacturer of the

evidence

for the corona

tests

* had delivery problems.

One had to resort to alternatives.

Corona test breakdown in the laboratory affects 31 Augsburgers

Like the city administration of Augsburg * now according to

Bayerischer Rundfunk

reported,

31 Augsburgers were also affected

by the

Corona test breakdown

.

Incorrect test results are

particularly bitter

for the city

, because the

7-day incidence

of

Augsburg

is now 256.7 (as of October 29, 9:30 a.m.).

The 7-day incidence * indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants

have been infected

with the

coronavirus

in the past seven days

.

31 Augsburgers are therefore not infected with the corona virus * as previously assumed.

The bad news: According to the city administration, this new finding has no influence on the high

incidence

value

of Augsburg.

State Secretary Holetschek: A breakdown in Augsburg does not speak against the quality of the corona tests

The breakdown in the Augsburg

laboratory

was a "regrettable mistake", said Klaus Holetschek, State Secretary in the

Bavarian Ministry of Health

, opposite the Bavarian radio.

You are not speaking against the quality of the corona tests in principle.

The error was also quickly fixed.

According to the report, it has not yet been clarified whether there are other

false test results

that could possibly still affect the

incidence in

the

city ​​of Augsburg

.

However: A large part of the city's tests are not evaluated in the Augsburg MVZ laboratory.

For example, the corona tests from the Augsburg Health Department are sent to the

State Office for Health and Food Safety

(LGL)

for evaluation

.

* Merkur.de and tz.de are part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network.

Source: merkur

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