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Spain Finds 70% of China's Virus Tests Are Fake

Spain Finds 70% of China's Virus Tests Are Fake
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By    |   Thursday, 26 March 2020 04:01 PM

Spain is returning rapid coronavirus tests it bought from China, because they are failing to consistently identify positive cases, according to Business Insider.

Spain is the worst-hit country in Europe after Italy, has more than 56,197 confirmed cases and has suffered more than 4,145 fatalities, the second-most in the world after Italy and more than China, where the pandemic started.

The China tests were correctly confirming coronavirus cases only 30% of the time, microbiologists told Spanish newspaper El País.

The high failure rate has led to Spanish health authorities to reject using the tests and the health-emergency coordination center ordered them returned to Chinese company Bioeasy.

The private company did not have a license by China to sell the products and China was not donating them as a country.

Rapid tests are generally going to have a lower success rate in detecting the virus, but the 30% rate is well below the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standard of 80% to be viable, according to the report.

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