May 22, 2020
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs confirmed at the May 21 coronavirus press briefing that 4,055 of the previously reported total of 125,970 were antibody tests. National experts say mixing these tests makes the reports “uninterpretable.” Photo by National Cancer Institute.
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Mississippi State Department of Health’s COVID-19 testing totals include both traditional viral tests and antibody tests, a metric national health experts insist must not be included in testing totals.