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Vidant Health reports North Carolina COVID-19 data technical issues

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 10:07:50-04

A North Carolina health system reports a technical error that was sent to the North Carolina Health Department regarding coronavirus.

Vidant Health issued a statement stating that the company sent an update to NCDHHS which contained inaccurate COVID-19 test results.

On April 25, Vidant Health sent an electronic update to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) which contained inaccurate COVID-19 test results. We determined this was a technical error affecting 122 results and the data feed issue has since been corrected. It is important to point out that the actual lab test results in Vidant’s electronic medical record were correct; there was a technical issue with transmitting data to the state. We are currently working with NCDHHS to update the data. We apologize for any confusion this has caused the state, local health departments and patients
Vidant Health

NCDHHS reported 8,623 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 289 deaths from the virus as of Saturday morning.

According to a Sunday release, the test results were incorrectly reported as all being positive. The total revised case count for Saturday is 8,542.

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