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AP finds states inconsistent in reporting virus test data

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Michelle Smith, enterprise reporter, Providence, Rhode Island, and Mike Stobbe, New York-based health and science reporter, worked with AP statehouse colleagues around the country to find that several states – and even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – have lumped together coronavirus tests that measure differing things or are reporting data in different ways, often giving a confusing or misleading picture for people trying to make decisions based on the testing data.

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