Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

66% of patients that tested positive for COVID in L.A. County hospitals didn’t know they had it prior to being admitted

Two-thirds of patients in L.A. County hospitals that are being counted as COVID patients did not enter the hospital because they had COVID. They were admitted for other reasons and subsequently had positive tests.

What we have is a pandemic of testing. Just wait until that new variant hits. It’ll make their heads explode!

About two-thirds of patients who have tested positive for the virus at hospitals run by the L.A. County Department of Health Services were admitted for something other than COVID, Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly told the L.A. Times. They only learned they were infected after they were tested upon arrival.

Most COVID-19 patients at Los Angeles County hospitals are not initially being admitted for the virus – ABC7 Los Angeles