COVID Number Expected to Climb as Reporting Criterion Changes

KFOR) – Within a couple of weeks, Oklahoma health officials said people can expect to see higher daily numbers of published positive coronavirus cases because they hope to be publishing positive COVID cases based on three different indicators. Since they’ve been in use, state officials have been counting and reporting rapid antigen capture tests to the CDC, but they haven’t been publishing them on the COVID-19 dashboard available to the public. That’s because, until recently, they were considered probable cases until confirmed by a PCR swab test. “The CDC changed its definition criteria here about three weeks ago now which…

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