October 2020, the Ministry of Health no longer reports the number of negative tests. Instead, the number of tests in the last 24 hours and the cumulative number of tests are given. The Israeli Ministry of Health maintains a coronavirus body with daily updated data. We have created a time series of the daily number of PCR tests that were carried out by the public API behind the board.
April 2020 created a daily time series of the number of samples analyzed so far, the daily tests between the 7th. May 2020 of the total cumulative number from 2nd. According to daily surveillance reports, only “local PCR tests” and “airport PCR test” are included in the cumulative number of tests carried out. However, the number of confirmed cases corresponds to the sum of the positive PCR and antigen tests, which means that antigen tests can be used to confirm cases of COVID-19. If diagnostic tests are excluded from test numbers, the test capacity is displayed incorrectly.
For more information, see the Guide to the Epidemiology Department on COVID 19 testing in Alaska . Our test data should only include PCR tests for COVID-19 infections. One of the reasons lateral flow test for this is that this test technology forms the basis for confirming the case in most countries. Positive antibody tests are generally not included in confirmed case numbers.
The Qatar Open Data Portal publishes a number of the cumulative number of tests carried out so far. The earliest reported number we could find has been since the 12th. So far, 5,309 tests have been carried out. Since the source contains figures on the number of people assessed per day, we understand that people who have completed more than one test round on different days during the outbreak are counted repeatedly. Our cumulative test numbers are calculated by adding up the daily numbers.
January 2021 are our source. We previously used the Ministry of Health’s GitHub until the test data was updated. According to articles published on 22. December 2020, antigen tests will be carried out in Iraq. Recent daily reports constantly report test numbers regarding the cumulative number of tests carried out (“tests”).
We use the API endpoint of laboratory tests to record the number of daily PCR tests from which we create a time series. We also calculated a positive rate based on the sum of 7 days of positive testing divided by the sum of 7 days of testing. We trust the API provided by the Sledilnik.org project under the direction of volunteers and containing official data on a useful website. Data from the National Institute for Public Health and various public sources are included in the database every day, including the number of tests performed and the number of confirmed infections.