OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will stop reporting negative COVID-19 test results.
DOH is asking the state’s laboratories that conduct the largest volume of tests to stop sending individual negative COVID-19 test results, and instead send the aggregate number of negative test results per day.
The state’s COVID dashboards will now only report positive cases each day, but not the total number of daily tests or percent positive.
DOH officials say they’re being overwhelmed by the large number of tests being performed and reported. They call the reporting change “temporary”.