Coronavirus tests taking longer each day to get results
As coronavirus cases and the demand for testing surge across the country, many are finding out that there are not enough resources to keep up.
for many people across the country, a recurring testing nightmare online for 5.5 hours, and they shut it down four cars before I got to the entrance. And even after receiving that test another hurdle, this South Florida woman waited 15 days for the results of her exam. I think it was more stressful. I mean, thank goodness it was negative. So why such a lengthy lag? As we're seeing an increased demand for testing, it is straining the capacity of the laboratories that it is taking additional time in order to get the results. Part of a national testing crisis that prompted former Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to break ranks with the president and pen this op ed for CNBC writing in part. I know it isn't popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country that is simply inexcusable at this point in the pandemic. Nationally, more than 40 million tests have been conducted Florida breaking state records with nearly 143,000 tests on Sunday in 100 12,000 Monday, as the percent of those testing positive in the state actually dropped back from 20% to around 13%. Miami Dade's mayor says the problems go deeper than testing. We come to L A test in the world you want. You can get all the contact races in the world you want. It's not going to make a difference. We have to change our behavior. Still, infectious disease experts say a shortage of tests is fueling a Corona virus fire. And we are maybe at about 17% in Florida, off the level of testing that we actually need to do to accomplish getting the virus under control. Medical experts dress If you cannot get test results and you think you're sick, you should be self quarantine in Miami Beat Sandrock, NBC News.