UPDATE: Lab error triggers false COVID-19 positive for child in Duncan daycare


11 total cases (none new); 1 death

DUNCAN, Okla. (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE MAY 16, 2020 10:25 a.m.: Officials have determined a lab error triggered a false COVID-19 positive for a child at the First Baptist Church daycare facility in Duncan.

According to a Facebook post from First Baptist Church, the health department notified church officials Friday afternoon that there was a lab error.

If anyone has any questions, Texomans are encouraged to call the Stephens County Health Department at 580-252-0270 for more information.

ORIGINAL STORY: A child at the daycare facility of First Baptist Church in Duncan, Oklahoma has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from The Duncan Banner.

Officials with FBC Duncan announced on Facebook they received contact from Stephens County Health Department about a positive test.

See the church’s Facebook post below:

According to The Duncan Banner, the child hasn’t been at the daycare facility this entire week, and contact tracing has begun.

FBC Duncan officials stated that the church followed all protocols to ensure the safety and wellness of their children and workers, and that they are fully cooperating with the Stephens County Health Department on the matter.

Read more here.

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