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RATs will be the norm at testing sites in Auckland.
PCR testing has been pushed to its limits causing long delays.
Covid Modelling Aotearoa Lead Researcher Emily Harvey says the tests still need to be prioritised for people who are close contacts or have symptoms.
She told Kate Hawkesby if you test positive with a RAT, you should trust it.
“Very highly likely a positive result, so well over 99%. The main thing you should be worried about is the false negative rate.”