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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #80 on: May 25, 2020, 01:02:36 AM »
From what I hear, someone who tests positive multiple times will be counted as multiple cases.

Terrible. It makes us continue to rely on new hospitalization stats which is very delayed. So if thereís an uptick either we can be extra cautious for no reason for a few weeks, or we ignore and it results in a bigger wave.
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #81 on: May 25, 2020, 07:45:35 AM »
From what I hear, someone who tests positive multiple times will be counted as multiple cases.
Thatís not true.

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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #82 on: May 25, 2020, 07:52:54 AM »
Thatís not true.
Source? A family member who tested positive 3 times was basically told this on a call from the CDC. If the people the CDC is hiring believe this is the case, it's highly probable that it is true.
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #83 on: May 25, 2020, 07:59:51 AM »
Source? A family member who tested positive 3 times was basically told this on a call from the CDC. If the people the CDC is hiring believe this is the case, it's highly probable that it is true.

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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #84 on: May 25, 2020, 08:12:04 AM »
Source? A family member who tested positive 3 times was basically told this on a call from the CDC. If the people the CDC is hiring believe this is the case, it's highly probable that it is true.
Youíre conflating two things. While they would be reported as two positives in the overall test count. The cases count which they put out by region would only include new positives.

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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #85 on: May 25, 2020, 07:00:43 PM »
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2020, 03:34:17 PM »
Reviving this,

1st hand..
Someone I know had low sats for a few days but tested negative, today after feeling much better tested positive twice.... 
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2020, 03:43:10 PM »
Reviving this,

1st hand..
Someone I know had low sats for a few days but tested negative, today after feeling much better tested positive twice....
So (s)he has COVID now. What is your point? They need to  isolate for at least 10 days from onset of symptoms or positive test

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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2020, 03:56:52 PM »
So (s)he has COVID now. What is your point? They need to  isolate for at least 10 days from onset of symptoms or positive test
I think u get my point, #'s are skewed.

The thread title says the point of post.
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #89 on: October 15, 2020, 04:06:02 PM »
I think u get my point, #'s are skewed.

The thread title says the point of post.

Not sure how the numbers are skewed. They are positive and now have a positive test counting towards the stats. Are you saying the case numbers are deflated from false negatives?
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #90 on: October 15, 2020, 04:08:04 PM »
I think u get my point, #'s are skewed.

The thread title says the point of post.
I really donít. How is this an example of numbers being skewed?

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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #91 on: October 15, 2020, 05:31:39 PM »
Not sure how the numbers are skewed. They are positive and now have a positive test counting towards the stats. Are you saying the case numbers are deflated from false negatives?
I think he's saying they're double counting his 2 positives. Anecdotally, it seems to be quite common for people who are positive to get tested twice.
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2020, 05:33:14 PM »
I think he's saying they're double counting his 2 positives. Anecdotally, it seems to be quite common for people who are positive to get tested twice.
But on what basis? What about people who tested negative 25 times?
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #93 on: October 15, 2020, 05:35:40 PM »
But on what basis? What about people who tested negative 25 times?
Do you really think they counted both of your tests as 1 positive?
Testing negative multiple times doesn't affect case numbers, it only affects positivity rates.
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #94 on: October 15, 2020, 07:13:13 PM »
Do you really think they counted both of your tests as 1 positive?
Testing negative multiple times doesn't affect case numbers, it only affects positivity rates.

From what I remember from a while back, positive tests are counted only once per person.
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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #95 on: October 15, 2020, 07:34:55 PM »
Do you really think they counted both of your tests as 1 positive?
Testing negative multiple times doesn't affect case numbers, it only affects positivity rates.
Why would you think they count two tests from the same person as two separate positives? If they do, what part of this story teaches us anything anyway?
Anecdotally, it seems to be quite common for people to get tested twice or more.
FTFY

Are you saying people who are negative donít get tested often as well?

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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #96 on: October 15, 2020, 07:36:16 PM »
From what I remember from a while back, positive tests are counted only once per person.
Why would you think they count two tests from the same person as two separate positives? If they do, what part of this story teaches us anything anyway?FTFY

Are you saying people who are negative donít get tested often as well?
I have yet to see any evidence of a possible system that can weed out duplicates.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #97 on: October 15, 2020, 07:38:14 PM »
Why would you think they count two tests from the same person as two separate positives? If they do, what part of this story teaches us anything anyway?FTFY

Are you saying people who are negative donít get tested often as well?
Multiple negatives have no effect on the number of cases and they only affect the positivity rate if they're very close together.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #98 on: October 15, 2020, 07:38:25 PM »
I have yet to see any evidence of a possible system that can weed out duplicates.
Everyone who tests is asked for identifying information, wouldn't that information be used to identify where the positives are coming from?

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Re: Covid-19 # are skewed
« Reply #99 on: October 15, 2020, 07:39:07 PM »
I have yet to see any evidence of a possible system that can weed out duplicates.
The system in these states record the positives with all of your info. So when they log your info and see that you had a previous positive then they wonít count this as a new positive.