Trust Index: It’s still not clear how many people have been tested for COVID-19 in Florida

News 6 has been asking this question for weeks

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – More than 482,000 coronavirus tests have been administered in Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis admits the number also reflects people who have received more than one test.

News 6 is running these numbers through our trust index to find out what percentage of our population has been tested.

We have been asking the governor and the Florida Department of Health that question for weeks, but despite repeated emails and phone calls we still do not have a clear answer.

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During every press conference, including Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis gives the number of Coronavirus tests statewide,

"We are close to inching up to 500,000 tests administered since this began," DeSantis said.

The state does not give the number of people who have been tested, and there is a difference.

You may recall this exchange I had with the governor a week-and-a-half ago.


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