Urgent care doctor warns COVID positivity rate could be higher than reported

The SUNY Stony Brook facility will be opening Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2022, 1:20 AM

Updated 831 days ago

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Additional state-run COVID-19 testing sites are coming to Long Island this week.
The SUNY Stony Brook facility will be opening Tuesday.
Dr. Daniel La, medical director at AFC Urgent Care, says anyone experiencing symptoms or who tests positive on an at-home test should get a PCR test to confirm their case.
He says at-home tests aren't being reported to the state so the state's positivity rate could be skewed.
"I don't think that the positivity rates are going down," La says. "I think it's stabilizing or actually going up."
He says around 50-60 people are testing positive a day throughout their urgent care facilities.
Another state-run testing facility opens at Farmingdale State College on Thursday.


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