False readings from self-test kits could have led to spike in Korea’s Covid-19 cases

FALSE negative test readings from Covid-19 self-test kits are believed to be one of the causes for the spike in new cases in South Korea. Health authorities said there was a possibility of such “silent spreaders” due to false results of self-testing kits. Those who had tested negative could have been spreading the virus unknowingly to their close contacts before finally testing positive. However no figures are available on the numbers of such cases, according to a report in the Korea Times. Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters’ epidemiologic investigator Park Young-joon… Read More