State splitting COVID-19 tests results to count more accurately

State officials will count COVID-19 antibody tests separately from diagnostic tests.

Michigan health officials have begun listing COVID-19 numbers separately. One number will list those who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and another will list those who have tested positive for antibodies showing they previously had the coronavirus.

The change went into effect Saturday.

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State health officials have seen a significant increase in antibody testing over the past week, State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Lyon-Callo said in an article on MLive.

“Because we could see the use of (antibody) tests was increasing, we knew there’s a potential for (the percentage of positive tests) to be impacted more, which is why we wanted to separate those out,” she said.

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