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How at-home testing can throw off COVID-19 case rates

KCBS Radio, April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022

How at-home testing can throw off COVID-19 case rates

Andrew Noymer, [UCI associate professor of public health], … told KCBS Radio’s “Ask An Expert” it has become more difficult to measure COVID-19 surges. As more people opt to take an at-home COVID-19 test where the results are not reported, Noymer said health experts have turned to a different, more reliable source of data. “Hospitalizations are definitely the most reliable measure to look at that overtime gives you a like for like comparison,” he explained.