Berks County Commissioners Warned Of Rise In COVID-19 Positivity Tests


>>Berks County Commissioners Warned Of Rise In COVID-19 Positivity Tests

(Reading, PA) -- The director of the Berks County Department of Emergency Services says Berks County has close to five-per cent positivity rate on all testing that gets done. He adds that number is skewed due to testing at nursing homes. When looking at first-time testing being done on people not feeling well, or those exposed to someone with COVID-19, Brian Gottschall said the positivity rate is closer to ten percent. Commissioner Christian Leinbach says the data from contact tracing reveals that the trend for positive cases tends to be among high school and college students.

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