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
even though they are not
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
were unnecessarily sent to
, 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
for the corona
* 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
31 Augsburgers were also affected
Corona test breakdown
Incorrect test results are
for the city
, because the
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
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
State Secretary Holetschek: A breakdown in Augsburg does not speak against the quality of the corona tests
The breakdown in the Augsburg
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
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
* Merkur.de and tz.de are part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network.