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More than 1,700 COVID-19 tests in Florida were damaged, department of health says

Anyone who had a damaged test will be contacted

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – More than 1,700 COVID-19 tests in Florida were damaged, according to the Florida Department of Health.

These tests were issued at drive-thru and walk-up test sites in May, according to the department of health.

The Department of Health says 1,702 tests were damaged in transit.

Anyone who used a damaged test will have to be retested.

Someone who used a damaged test will be contacted as soon as possible, according to the Department of Health.

The Department of Health listed the drive-thru and walk-up sites where a damaged test may have been used:

  • Sarasota County
  • Lee County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Escambia County
  • Broward County
  • Brevard County
  • Volusia County
  • Opa Locka
  • Daytona Beach
  • North Lauderdale
  • Miramar
  • Sarasota

More than 90,000 tests were administered at these sites above in May.


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