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LIST: Damaged COVID-19 tests came from these testing sites in Florida

1,702 tests were damaged

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health has released a list of coronavirus testing sites where tests were damaged.

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

COVID-19 tests were damaged from the following sites:

  • Broward County
    • Urban League
    • Broward War Memoria
    • Mitchell Moore Park
  • Collier County
    • Florida Department of Health (Immokalee)
    • CenturyLink Sports Complex
  • Duval County
    • Kooker Park
  • Escambia County
    • The University of West Florida (Softball Complex)
  • Lee County
    • CenturyLink Sports Complex
  • Leon County
    • FAMU Bragg Memorial Football Stadium
  • Miami-Dade County
    • Miami Beach Convention Center
  • Orange County
    • Legacy Middle
    • South Orange Youth Sports Camp
    • Orange Ventura
  • Palm Beach County
    • FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
    • Delray Beach South Civic Center
  • Sarasota County
    • The Mall at University Town Center

The Department of Health said tests can be damaged in transit in multiple ways.

One of the examples DOH provided was a test could have a loose lid or the sample was mishandled when being moved from location to lab could crack or break.

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.

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


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