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Multiple coronavirus tests return false positives

Seven out of eight intubated patients at the Beit Hadar Ashdod geriatric hospital who tested positive as having coronavirus, were not, in fact, infected, according to KAN news. Mistakes in other tests likely happened as well.
An official source called the mistaken tests a "scandal," according to KAN. "Intubated geriatric patients were moved from a set place to a hospital and exposed to bacteria and possibly also to the coronavirus," said the official.
The Health Ministry responded to the incident, adding that the patients tested positive at the geriatric hospital in Ashdod, but then tested negative at the hospital. "The issue is currently being investigated in depth," said the Ministry. The affected patients are currently in quarantine and a new location is being considered.
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