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Assessing critical gaps in COVID-19 testing capacity: the case of delayed results in Ecuador

Torres, I., Sippy, R., Sacoto, F.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ecuador created a centralized RT-PCR testing system to track suspected cases. The country experienced a relatively low infection rate, but one of the highest death excess death rates globally. This study looks at the COVID-19 positive data from the Ministry of Health central database and concluded that processing time due to a limited number of laboratories and transportation issues, which prohibits expedient positive rates and increases the chance of spread.

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