Coronavirus Information Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Medical personnel secure a sample from a person at a drive-thru Coronavirus COVID-19 testing station at a Kaiser Permanente facility on March 12, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Kaiser Permanente has opened a drive-thru Coronavirus test station where patients who are exhibiting signs and symptoms of the Coronavirus can be referred by a physician to be tested. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Imagine receiving incorrect test results during a fatal disease outbreak. For this NC health care provider, one slight error could have been hurtful to the public.  

Recently, Vidant Health was supposed to provide the North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services with COVID-19 test results. But what NCDHHS actually received was 122 wrong test results that confirmed all positive cases for the Coronavirus. Luckily there was no issue with the lab work. Apparently there was an error with the data feed in which the company paired with state officials to update.  Sure enough they were able to find the issue and correct it instantly. 

The data from the test results are published on NCDHHS COVID-19 page. This page provides North Carolinians with updated information on Coronavirus in the state as well as responses and resources. The Medical Center has issued an apology for the trouble that may have been caused upon the release of those false results.