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Ricketts Confident in TestNebraska program | KRVN Radio

Ricketts Confident in TestNebraska program

Ricketts Confident in TestNebraska program
Courtesy/ Governor's Office. Gov. Ricketts (podium) talks about the State’s plan to expand testing at today’s press briefing.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is expressing confidence in the new coronavirus tests that the state purchased through a no-bid contract with a small Utah startup firm after a local newspaper raised questions about the accuracy of the company’s results.

Ricketts says state officials will work to ensure that the tests administered through the TestNebraska program are accurate to avoid giving a false negative result to people who have coronavirus
symptoms.

His comments came in response to questions rising from a Salt Lake
Tribune story. The newspaper reported that 2% of symptomatic patients in a Utah program run by the same company tested positive for the coronavirus, compared to 5% who tested positive at other Utah sites.

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