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Posted on: August 27, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Report claims Trump administration forced testing changes

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A sudden change in federal guidelines on testing for COVID-19 came this week as a result of pressure from the upper ranks of the Trump administration, as informed by a federal health official close to the process. That and more in the Wayne County Report for August 27, 2020.

 "It’s coming from the top down," the official said of the new directive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new guidelines raise the bar on who should get tested, advising that some people without symptoms probably don’t need it -- even if they’ve been in close contact with an infected person. Previously, the CDC said viral testing was appropriate for people with recent or suspected exposure, even if they were asymptomatic.

In the countywide data for August 26, 2020, Taylor registered eight new cases of COVID-19, bringing the City’s total this year to 953. There were no new deaths; that total remains at 73.

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