UPDATE: Local nursing homes report false positive COVID-19 tests

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Three area nursing homes say that some residents and a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 have now tested negative for the virus.

The Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Johnson City says two residents who tested positive for the coronavirus turned out to be false positives.

The Durham Hensley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Chuckey also reports a false positive test among its staff.

After a resident of the Christian Care Center of Bristol tested positive, the facility says that test also turned out to be a false positive.

According to Care Centers Managing Consulting Inc, which oversees the facilities, the initial tests came back positive, but after further testing by the health department, the results came back negative and the initial results were determined to be false positives.

The company says no other residents or staff members have tested positive for the virus at those three facilities.

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