‘These texts were sent due to a technical glitch in the software system,’ the county said
[Ed. Note: Yeah, it was just a glitch… That’s what it was. They’d NEVER artificially inflate case numbers. Never. Trust in Big Brother.]
by Amy McGorry
Thousands of North Carolina residents were recently told they had positive coronavirus tests, but it was a mistake.
More than 6,700 individuals in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina were told in a text message sent from Mecklenburg County Health Department on Friday that they tested positive for COVID-19 and over 500 people were told through a county email that they were also infected with the novel coronavirus. But the results were incorrect due to a technical error by Health Space, the company they use for contact tracing, according to a statement on the county’s website.
“An error during routine maintenance last Friday resulted in a county data vendor sending erroneous texts and email messages to people saying they were positive for COVID-19,” the statement on the county website said.
County Manager Dena Diorio sent an email to the Board of County Commissioners Monday afternoon that was posted to the government website.